Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course provides a detailed coverage of the physiological responses to exercise, using both human and animal models. It emphasises the factors which are thought to limit exercise capacity in different situations. There will be emphasis on fatigue in high intensity exercise, with a focus on adenine nucleotide depletion, effects of pH on muscle contractility, and electrolyte changes in muscle. The potential limitations to oxygen transport will be discussed. The factors associated with fatigue in prolonged exercise will also be examined. These include: substrate depletion, thermal balance, dehydration. How the body adapts to training and the effects of excessive overload will be considered. In addition, the influence of genotype on performance will be investigated.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
70% Written Examination
10% Essay Assignment
10% Practical Report
Alternative Resit Assessment
1 x Formative Assessment
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|