SES1002 : Bioenergetics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Tom Clifford
- Lecturer: Dr Daniel West, Dr Helen Mason
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge of the biochemistry that underpins sport, exercise and nutrition. The module aims to deepen your knowledge of the important roles enzymes, hormones and chemical reactions play in the regulation of metabolism and considers multiple metabolic and biochemical pathways involved in the process of energy turnover and storage, metabolic signals/pathways involved in adaptation, and the interaction of macro/micro nutrients with these systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus will cover the following topics:
• The metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein
• Cellular respiration and the metabolic pathways activated at rest and during exercise
• Enzyme function and hormonal coordination of anabolic and catabolic processes for the control of energy turnover.
• Bioenergetics of high intensity and endurance exercise
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||Preparation for assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||Lectures to deliver foundation learning material|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||55:00||55:00||Reading from lecture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||Seminar|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||1||60:00||60:00||Follow up reading to further extend knowledge|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used to deliver foundation learning material, which are then followed up by independent guided reading. Seminar sessions will provide students the opportunities to view biochemical and metabolic data examples and discuss / review the related energy systems / pathways associated. Defined hours for reflective learning will promote the student to evaluate their learning so far and identify weaknesses that need to be followed up by further reading. Time has also been specified for assessment preparation to indicate to students how much time is expected to be dedicated to this task.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||120||2||A||100||70 MCQ questions and 10 short answer questions|
|Written Examination||2||M||Example questions will be provided in seminars using interactive electronic software. Feedback will be provided in the session.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Foundation knowledge will be assessed through a MCQ exam and short answer questions. The need for understanding the underpinning biochemistry for various exercise types and nutrition provides the foundations for all other physiological related topics in the degree programme. This understanding is most appropriately assessed via MCQ exam. Example examination questions embedded into the seminar series will give students immediate feedback about their understanding of the material and provide familiarity with the content and format of the final written examination.