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Module

SES2004 : Exercise Physiology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Deb Dulson
  • Lecturer: Dr Sam Orange, Dr Emma Cockburn, Dr Owen Jeffries
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to further develop students’ knowledge of human and exercise physiology by building on the introductory material covered in stage 1. The module will cover the acute and chronic physiological responses to different types of exercise and the underlying principles associated with various exercise testing procedures.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following topics:

•       Aerobic power
•       Endurance exercise training
•       The physiology of maximum steady state
•       Maximal oxygen uptake
•       Lactate threshold and lactate turn point
•       Anaerobic capacity
•       Maximal intensity exercise
•       Intermittent high intensity exercise
•       Extreme environmental conditions
•       Female physiology
•       Maladaptation

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials162:0032:00Non-sync online Materials delivered through variety of means inc lecture recordings & formative acts
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion165:0065:00Preparation and completion of lab report and revision for online exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00PIP - provide skills to collect valid and reliable data to advance theoretical understanding
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00PIP - provide skills to collect valid and reliable data to advance theoretical understanding
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Sync online - development of lect material, opportunities for grp disc & formative teaching acts
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Synchronous online. Drop in session for student queries related to the assessment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0081:00This includes reading and writing up lecture notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Synchronous online introductory lecture
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Synchronous online. Cohort talks to develop content understanding & draw together key learning
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Module talks and lecture materials define the scope of the course and communicate new knowledge as the basis for further study. Practicals will frame underpinning knowledge within a relevant context enabling the student to develop their understanding of the subject, its relevance and analysis of data. The seminars allow further development of material covered in the lectures, opportunities for group discussion and formative teaching activities. Independent study is used for self-directed learning and includes: reading lecture notes & texts, preparation for practical classes; using learning resources on the Web. Skills practiced include critical thinking, active learning, numeracy, planning & organisation and independence.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1202A65Online timed computer-based exam (remote). MCQ/short answer and extended answer questions
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M35Analyse, report and discuss data from a lab practical (2000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination will test the students' factual knowledge and application of knowledge from material covered in the module. The laboratory report will assess the students’ ability to analyse, report and discuss physiological data in a concise yet informative way. This will help to develop their scientific writing skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable