PHYSIOL 3200 - Advanced Exercise Science
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PHYSIOL 3200 Course Advanced Exercise Science Coordinating Unit Physiology Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites PHYSIOL 2510 Assumed Knowledge HLTH 3100 Course Description In this course, students will develop an advanced knowledge of exercise physiology with specific reference to exercise testing and prescription. Topics featured in the lecture series include the scientific principles of exercise prescription, methods of physiological assessment during exercise, exercise in special and clinical populations and exercise in extreme environments. Students will gain experience in conducting exercise tests and will complete a laboratory project where data collected during physiological assessments will be utilised to prescribe a relevant exercise programme specific to the individual. Finally, students will, in groups, partake in an analysis of exercise prescription for a specific clinical case study based upon published literature, which will be presented to staff at the end of semester.
Course Coordinator: Dr Adrian ElliottCourse Coordinator: Adrian Elliott
Phone: +61 8 8313 3194
Location: Room S420a, Medical School South
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe the individual and integrated physiological responses to chronic exercise. 2 Assess the physiological responses of an individual during exercise and apply this information to the design of a suitable and relevant advanced exercise program. 3 Apply knowledge of the adaptations to chronic exercise to provide a rationale for the provision of exercise programs to improve and maintain specific aspects of health and performance. 4 Design an exercise program that meets the needs of individuals in consideration of current, best-practice guidelines and the exercise capacity, tolerance and motivation of the individual. 5 Recognise and understand the professional issues associated with the provision of exercise physiology services. 6 Describe the influence of extreme environments on exercise training and performance. 7 Evaluate the role of exercise training/rehabilitation in patients with chronic disease and recommend appropriate strategies to implement exercise as a therapeutic tool.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-7 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-4, 6-7 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3, 4, 7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 7 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2, 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4, 5, 7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4, 5, 7
Required ResourcesMcArdle, Katch & Katch (2007) Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance (6th Ed). Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins
Recommended ResourcesFarrell, Joyner & Carruzzo (2012). ACSM’S ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins
ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription (7th Ed). Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Applied Physiology
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesA blended teaching approach will be adopted for this course, in which a variety of e-lectures will be housed in MyUni to supplement the material covered during formal lectures. Furthermore, several short e-lectures will be obtained from experts in the field to provide specific information. Fortnightly practical and tutorial sessions will provide the opportunity for students to develop advanced skills relating to physiological assessments and specific case studies.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Semester Contact Hours (Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals & Exam): 51 Hours
Assessment Tasks: 34 Hours
Semester Non-Contact (Preparation, Reading, Revisions): 72 Hours
TOTAL WORKLOAD: 12 Hours/Week
Learning Activities Summary
Week Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Week 1 Exercise Training in the 21st Century Adaptations of Skeletal Muscle with Exercise Week 2 When the going gets tough -Fatigue during exercise Getting ‘fit’ – cardiovascular adjustments to exercise training Week 3 Getting ‘fit’ – the metabolic and hormonal adjustments to exercise training Running in the clouds - exercise at altitude Week 4 Training at Altitude Exercise when the temperature rises. Week 5 PAPER A EXAM Putting up the barriers – exercise and the immune system Week 6 Overtraining – too much of a good thing? Exercise throughout the Lifespan Week 7 The physiology of childhood exercise Exercise throughout the lifespan - Ageing Week 8 The dangers of sitting – physical inactivity & health. Identifying and modifying risk factors Week 9 Exercise when the heart fails Exercise and coronary heart disease Week 10 Exercise for the type II diabetic. Strengthening bones and joints – exercise & musculoskeletal disorders Week 11 Tackling the big issue – the role of exercise for the cancer patient Exercise for the brain Week 12 Considerations for the female exerciser Exercise during Pregnancy
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Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Examination (Papers A & B) Summative 50% 1-4, 6 Laboratory Report Summative 30% 2, 3, 6, 7 Group Presentation Summative 15% 1, 3, 6, 7 Tutorial Quiz Summative 5% 5, 7
Assessment DetailFinal Exam (50%)
Will cover all lecture and tutorial material as a major summative component of the course assessment.
Laboratory Portfolio (30%) 1800 words
Students required to work in groups of 5-6 where they will conduct 4 appropriate physiological tests and a health screening exercise on a volunteer during their laboratory classes. This will be evidenced in an individually written laboratory report consisting of a 500 word section for their testing rationale and background, a 500 word section detailing the results of their testing and comparisons with normative data, and a 500 word interpretation for exercise programme design.
Group Poster (15%)
In groups 5-6, students will present a case study in poster format with oral presentation. The case will be from a particular clinical population pre-assigned by academic staff. Of particular interest will be the disease aetiology and exercise recommendations based upon scientific literature.
Four tutorials relating to 1) ethics and indemnity in exercise testing, 2) health and safety during exercise testing, 3) calculation of exercise intensities and 4) pre-participation health screening. Each will require the reading of brief documents followed by a short online quiz.
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