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SP3006 - Environmental and Sports Medicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: PP2201 or PP2230 or SP2007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Melissa Crowe.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 7 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); on-course tests (15%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Melissa Crowe.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 7 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); on-course tests (15%); 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.