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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students with an extension of Exercise Physiology with emphases on cardiovascular-respiratory, muscular, metabolic and thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and training.

Unit content

Topic 1: Exercise metabolism
Topic 2: Exercise performance and environmental stress
Topic 3: Cardiovascular-respiratory responses and adaptations to training
Topic 4: Aerobic power and anaerobic threshold
Topic 5: Efficiency of exercise
Topic 6: Neuromuscular and endocrine responses and adaptations to training
Topic 7: Fatigue
Topic 8: Special aids to performance
Topic 9: Assessments for performance

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the body's physiological responses to specific training and environmental stresses, and the relationships between heart rate, oxygen consumption, lactic acid production and workload;
2 explain some of the major factors limiting performance and contributing to fatigue during exercise;
3 demonstrate an understanding of the procedure and responsibilities for involvement in exercise testing and prescription;
4 demonstrate an ability to competently perform the basic exercise physiology practical skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the body's physiological responses to specific training and environmental stresses, and the relationships between heart rate, oxygen consumption, lactic acid production and workload;
    • GA1:
  2. explain some of the major factors limiting performance and contributing to fatigue during exercise;
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the procedure and responsibilities for involvement in exercise testing and prescription;
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an ability to competently perform the basic exercise physiology practical skills
    • GA3: