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SP3006 - Environmental and Sports Medicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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 describe the classes of prohibited drugs and procedures, why athletes take these substances, their effects and possible side effects;
  • to describe changes in blood gases, electrolytes and immune function in response to exercise;
  • to understand the effects on physiology and health in different environmental conditions including heat and humidity, cold, and altitude both at rest and during exercise;
  • to describe the importance of maintaining hydration during exercise and the current recommendations for fluid intake prior to, during and after exercise;
  • to demonstrate an ability to assess core and skin temperatures during exercise.
Prerequisites: PP2201 or PP2230 or SP2007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
Lecturers: Mr Wade Sinclair, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (15%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
Lecturers: Mr Wade Sinclair, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (15%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.