Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:53
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The physiology of adaptation consists of complex interactions involving several major physiological systems. In order to truly understand physiological adaptation, you must first study individual systems and how they regulate normal body function. This course considers major systems and their role in physiological adaptation. This includes: 1) Skeletal muscle and the way in which it responds and adapts during exercise. 2) The skeleton and bone integrity which provides structural support in normal conditions but adapts to changing conditions. 3) Understand how normal body function is maintained by blood flow and regulation of the cardiovascular system, and how this adapts to different conditions. 4) Metabolism, which constantly changes to adapt to different physiological situations. Additionally, disease greatly affects the ability of the body to adapt. The effects of different pathological conditions including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease will be discussed for the physiological systems examined.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
70% exam (during summer exam session)
30% continuous assessment: Objective Structured Practical Examination and Problem Solving
Alternative Resit Assessment
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|