Skip to Content


Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

  • this course introduces core concepts of physiology, sport science and biomedical science and sets foundations for further study of these topics;
  • the course uses responses and adaptations to exercise and physical challenges to integrate and highlight links between biomedical subjects like anatomy, nutrition, pharmacology or bioenergetics; 
  • the course uses a streamlined modular system to deliver and assess the course content and fortnightly online assessments ensure effective learning and are highly commended by students;  
  • each subject or practical class is delivered by specialized members of staff to ensure state-of-the-art content and delivery

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Michael Scholz

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SR1001 Medical Sciences in Sport and Exercise Physiology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will introduce physiology, anatomy and pharmacology and their application to sport and exercise science. It will include an outline of basic physiological functions of the body and how these can adapt to changing demand such as during exercise. An introduction to anatomy and the human musculoskeletal system will be linked to aspects of human movement. Understanding of basic pharmacology will focus on the use of drugs in sport and also in common disease states. Energy metabolism and human nutrition will be described with an emphasis on their importance to human physiology and sport and exercise science. Basic physiological techniques will be introduced and will be related to effects and functions of exercise.  The course is a science course covering basic biology, biochemistry, physiology and biomedical science related to Sport and Exercise Science.  Some fundamental knowledge and interest in these subject areas is recommended.

Further Information & Notes

The practical work required in this course may pose difficulties to students with some disabilities. If this arises alternative arrangements will be made. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%).  MCQ assessments during course.

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ exam (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

PRS questions during lectures and practice questions on WebCT.


PRS MCQ assessment answers discussed at the end of assessment session.
Immediate feedback on practice questions available on WebCT.

Course Learning Outcomes


Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.