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SM3003: FRONTIERS OF APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:46


Course Overview

  • this course covers many of the core concepts which are essential for advanced study in Applied Medical and related sciences; 
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and focussed knowledge of applied human physiology and adaptation delivered in a research-driven environment in addition to core practical skills; 
  • this will prepare you for advanced study of exercise physiology in the context of performance, health and disease; 
  • wider transferrable skills such as employment preparation, problem solving, and advanced laboratory techniques are interwoven strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr M. E. Scholz

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides a cross-discipline based background to the physiological responses to exercise and to the adaptations that occur in response to repeated exercise (training). It deals with the factors which determine muscle strength, and with the responses to brief high intensity and prolonged exercise. There will be emphasis on the whole-body integrated response to different types of exercise, with emphasis on the following: muscle fibre recruitment patterns and motor control, cardiovascular and respiratory changes, thermoregulation and fluid homeostasis.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 10, 15 - 17
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week14
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 18 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 14, 16 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

22.5% Course Essay

12.5% Presentation

7.5% Data Analysis Workshop

7.5% Blood Pressure Workshop

Two Course Assignments = 25% each

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Online exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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