Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry (EXSS2028)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit discusses the acute responses to exercise with a specific emphasis on the roles of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems in oxygen transport and the significance of sub-maximal and maximal oxygen consumption in the limitations to performance. The concepts of acid-base balance during exercise and of lactate and ventilatory thresholds will be examined. Furthermore, this unit develops an understanding of the specific metabolic response to exercise at the peripheral cellular level and the biochemical strategies that maintain energy balance during exercise and a return to homeostasis in recovery. Students will put theory into practice with laboratory tasks that encourage skill acquisition in the collection of real-time physiological data of the respiratory and cardiovascular response to exercise.
Further unit of study information
3x1-hr lectures/week for 13 weeks, 1x2-hr practical or tutorial/week for 6 weeks
quizzes (14%), 1.5h mid semester exam (36%), 2 hr end semester exam (50%)
Brooks, GA; Fahey, TD; Baldwin KM/Exercise phsyiology: human bioenergetics and its applications/Fourth Edition/2005/0-07-255642-0/. Tiidus P, Russell Tupling A., Houston, ME. Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science
(2012) 4th Ed. Human Kinetics.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
BIOS1167 and EXSS1032
EXSS2017 or EXSS2019
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