HLTH SC 3100 - Exercise, Nutrition & Metabolism
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code HLTH SC 3100 Course Exercise, Nutrition & Metabolism Coordinating Unit School of Medical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites PHYSIOL 2510 Course Description This course concerns analysis of normal diet and the effects of modification nutrient consumption and how this impacts on skeletal muscle metabolism during exercise of different types (resistance vs endurance training), length and severity (intensity). Changes in diet have a profound influence on performance during exercise as well as the physiological adaptations that occur due to longer term exercise training. This course will outline these responses and adaptations to endurance and resistance exercise training. Macronutrient 9fat and carbohydrate) intake will effect fuel utilisation during exercise. This course will encourage students to explore these concepts enabling a better understanding of muscle function during exercise. This course will define skeletal miuscle fatigue together with the effects of a variety of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids on fatigue and performance during exercise. Furthermore, fundamental aspects of human thermoregulation, fluid and electrolyte balance in exercise and sport will be a module in this course. During this course, students will be able to apply this knowledge by designing basic nutritional plans and advice to enhance human exercise performance. Students will be provided with basic counselling skills to provide appropriate practical dietary and nutritional therapeutic advice.
Course Coordinator: Dr Nichola Thompson
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 To outline the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise following dietary macronutrient intervention. 2 To write and evaluative report on dietary intake and physical activity level for an active or sedentary person. 3 To use advanced techniques in kinanthropometry to analyse and interpret human physique and body composition relative to energy balance 4 To critically evaluate the scientific evidence concerning the effects on exercise physiological function and performance by common dietary interventions, micronutrient or supplement intake.
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. 2-3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4
Required ResourcesSport and Exercise Nutrition (4th edition). McArdle WD, Katch FI and Katch VL (eds). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Recommended ResourcesDepartment of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Online LearningAll lecture, tutorial and practical materials will be housed on myuni. Electronic lectures including imbedded video, audio narration and quiz will offered via articulate storyline productions. These electronic resources will be used to support face to face practical and tutorial experiences and for formative assessment.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from the Course Planner.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students will be required to complete the online task (1hr per week) at home. In addition preparation for the practical and tutorial classes (1hr per week) will be required. This allocated time is in addition to the 5 contact hours per week of face to face lecture, tutorial and practical classes. Preparation for the assignment (10hrs); discovery project (20 hrs) submissions and final exam preperation (40 hrs) will also be required.
Learning Activities Summary
Week E-module Lecture Tutorial Practical Week 1 Principles of diet and nutrition Diet Analysis Measuring the nutritional status of a human 1 Nutritional assessment and analysis Week 2 Nutrition, energy transformation and exercise None Measuring the nutritional status of a human 2 Measurement of mechanical work during exercise (including lecture ‘spectrum of energy during exercise’) Week 3 Exercise responses and adaptations Overview of energy release during exercise Micronutrients /principles of ergogenic aids supplements Assignment data collection Week 4 Human physique measurement Body composition assessment Small group Project development 1 Body composition assessment Week 5 Principles of good eating Nutrition for the physically active person Diet analysis case study discussion: optimal nutrition for exercising people Assignment Data collection
Week 6 Energy value of food Energy expenditure at rest and during exercise Small group Project development 2 Basal metabolism Week 7 Energy release from carbohydrate Carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise Predicting energy expenditure during exercise
Exercise metabolism and
Week 8 Metabolic fatigue during exercise Importance of carbohydrate for exercise and fatigue Fatigue and Carbohydrate supplementation and endurance performance Carbohydrate consumption exercise and fatigue Week 9 Temperature regulation and fluid balance Fluid balance and exercise performance Small group Project development 3 Monitoring fluid loss during exercise Week 10 Protein metabolism and exercise Resistance training and protein Exercise muscle mass, diet elderly Assessing lipid quality in the diet Week 11 Fat metabolism at rest and during exercise High fat diets and exercise performance Dietary fat composition Acute metabolic responses to
high fat feeding
Week 12 Obesity and health risk Energy balance and weight control Extreme and fad diets Student Presentations Week 13 Disordered eating None Optimal body weight and sport Student Presentations
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will be required to produce and present (document and presentation in week 12 or 13) a small group discovery project. Students will be assigned a general theme related to exercise, nutrition and metabolism they will be guided on developing an appropriate research question and produce a comprehensive literature review and research proposal in the area of choice. Specific discovery project sessions will be held in week 4,6 and 9.The project will completed in groups of 5 and be presented to the class as a 20 min presentation where formative assessment will be made. Students will then submit a 4000 word report for assessment.
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Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Quiz Formative 10% 1 Report Summative 20% 2-3 Project Summative 30% 4 Final Exam Summative 40% 1-4
Six quiz will offered via articulate storyline productions. The quiz will be used to support face to face practical and tutorial experiences and for formative assessment.
Students will be required to obtain data concerning the nutrient intake/physical characteristics of an athletic or non athletic person. They will use this data to compile a written report outlining the data and offering recommendations to the client using an evidence based approach. The composition of the assignments will be guided throughout the semester with feedback offered in the initial stages of the semester and upon completion of the first case report.
Students will be required to produce and present (document and presentation in week 12 or 13) a small group discovery project. Students will be assigned a general theme related to exercise, nutrition and metabolism they will be guided on developing an appropriate research question and produce a comprehensive literature review and research proposal in the area of choice. Specific discovery project sessions will be held in week 4,6 and 9.The project will completed in groups of 5 and be presented to the class as a 20 min presentation where formative assessment will be made. Students will then submit a 4000 word report for assessment.
Final exam will cover all lecture and practical material. The exam will focus very much on applied and practical aspects of the course. Questions will be based around formative quiz delivered throughout the semester.
SubmissionAll written assignments (report and project) will be submitted and outcome relased via turnitin. Students will be unable to submit any report via turnitin after the due date has closed. Penalties for late submission of assignments – In cases where an extension has NOT been granted, the following penalties will apply:
• For assignments submitted after the due date, a penalty of 50% of the maximum marks available for that assignment will be incurred.
• Assignments received two (2) or more days after the due time/date will not be allocated a mark, however, these assignments must still be submitted to pass the unit.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.Supplementary examinations in Exercise, nutrition and metabolism are ORAL exams conducted by a panel of at least two assessors. NO written examination is available. They will only be conducted during the formal supplementary examination period.
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