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SR 3506
BIOCHEMISTRY AND NUTRITION OF EXERCISE
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Jenkinson and Dr M Scholz

Pre-requisite(s): BI 25M7

This course will consider the biochemical responses to acute exercise and the adaptations that occur in response to repeated bouts of exercise. In addition, the effect of exercise on nutritional requirements and the effects of diet on exercise performance will be examined. The course will investigate the energetics of muscle activity, the sources of energy available to muscle, the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and lipids, the control and integration of the metabolic response to exercise and biochemical mechanisms involved in the fatigue process. The effects of exercise on energy balance and body composition, nutritional demands of high level training as well as the roles of diet and exercise in a healthy lifestyle will be studied. The relevance of dietary recommendations for athletes and the use of dietary supplements and other ergogenic aids will be reviewed.

3 one-hour lectures per week and 1 full day practical every week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 2 laboratory reports, 1 problem solving exercise, 1 essay (1,500 words).

Resit: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).