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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Henning Wackerhage

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of the course is to cover a wide variety of molecular exercise physiology topics. They include genotype and performance-related traits and mechanisms by which exercise improves disease. At the end of this course you should be able to: - use genome browsers and bio-informatical tools to search 'in silico' for information related to molecular exercise physiology; - justify whether animals are suitable models for exercise research; - explain mechanisms by which exercise improves disease states such as type 2 diabetes, muscle wasting and osteoporosis; - critically analyse papers published on these topics.

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


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

2 on-line tests (3% each), oral presentation (4%), grant application (12%), bioinformatics essay (8%), 2 examinations (35% each).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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