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SP2007 - Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to level 2 sport and exercise science students, physical education students and other students as approved by the Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science.

This subject is designed to examine the influence of physical exercise on the various physiological systems of the human body. The emphasis will be on the knowledge and practical understanding of the short- (acute) and long-term (chronic) physiological responses to exercise of various form, intensity and duration.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, hormonal, muscular and neural responses to exercise of various form, intensity and duration;
  • describe the physiological principles of detraining, overtraining, gender, age and health on exercise responses and adaptations;
  • demonstrate an ability to administer and interpret basic physiological tests of exercise capacity;
  • demonstrate an ability to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise physiology for application to the sport and exercise science industry.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • 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 ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: PP2230 OR (BM1061 AND BM1062) OR (BM1011 AND BM1022) AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR PP2230

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Glen Deakin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours - practicals/tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); mid-semester exam (30%); assignments (25%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours - practicals/tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); mid-semester exam (30%); assignments (25%).

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.