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SP3006 - Environmental and Sports Medicine

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will examine special interest topics in the area of sport, the influence of exercise on immune function and blood biochemistry, and the physiological, biochemical and pathological effects of short and long-term exposure to exercise in extreme environmental conditions

Learning Outcomes

  • to critique the classes of prohibited drugs and procedures, why athletes take these substances, their effects and possible side effects;
  • to critically analyse the exercise-induced changes in blood gases, electrolytes and immune function;
  • to critically evaluate the effects on physiology and health in different environmental conditions including heat and humidity, cold, and altitude both at rest and during exercise;
  • to understand and evaluate the importance of maintaining hydration during exercise and the current recommendations for fluid intake prior to, during and after exercise;
  • to demonstrate competency in the assessment of core and skin temperatures during exercise.
Prerequisites: SP2007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
Contact hours:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (15%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
    Contact hours:
    • 24 hours lectures
    • 10 hours tutorials
    • 20 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (15%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).

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