ESC2004 : Exercise Physiology
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Emma Cockburn
- Lecturer: Dr Annette Pantall, Dr Daniel West
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to further develop students' knowledge of human and exercise physiology, building upon the introductory material in stage 1. It will emphasise how the normal functions of physiological systems are influenced by exercise and allow the student to study and understand the acute and chronic physiological responses to various exercise stimuli and the associated adaptations.
Outline Of Syllabus
The lectures, seminars and lab practicals will cover the following topics:
Oxygen uptake kinetics: influence on exercise performance and adaptation.
Bioenergetics and mitochondrial biogenesis: mechanisms for biogenesis and influence of exercise intensities.
Respiratory limitations and adaptations to exercise: how exercise influences demands placed on respiratory system.
Cardiovascular and hemodynamic responses and adaptations to exercise: how exercise elicits changes in resting hemodynamic function.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing: various methods and their limitations.
The neuromuscular system and exercise: how the neuromuscular system elicits muscular contraction and adapts to varying stimuli.
Acute and chronic endocrine responses to exercise: anabolic and catabolic hormonal responses to varying exercise types, intensities and durations and how these responses are regulated.
Exercise induced signalling responses and subsequent adaptation: how satellite cells can induce adaptions to exercise.
Exercise in extreme and unusual environmental conditions: influence of environmental factors such as altitude and heat and their effects on normal physiological responses to exercise.
Introduction to physical activity exercise and disease: the roles of exercise in the prevention and management of various diseases.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||6||10:00||60:00||Revision for examination and lab book|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||104:00||104:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||3:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Seminars|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce key concepts of the module to the students in support of the knowledge outcomes. Seminars will encourage students to develop their deeper understanding of the subject and interpersonal communication skills. Practical sessions are designed to provide students with hands on use of physiology equipment. These practicals will help solidify the student’s understanding of fundamental principles and support the development of skills outcomes relating to teamwork and inter-personal communication.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||80||Unseen paper; a mixture of MCQ (single best answer), short notes and essay questions|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||20||Short lab reports will be attached to each of the practical sessions (4x5%)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination will test the students' knowledge and understanding of material covered in the module.
The lab practical reports will assess the student’s ability to carry out and understand key practical skills and tests used in exercise physiology.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk