PSYG06001 2013 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 1

General Details

Full Title
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 1
Transcript Title
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 1
Code
PSYG06001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PSYG - Physiology Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eimear Donlon
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

The module will enable the learner to discuss various concepts in human energy transfer, energy metabolism and neuromuscular physiology in relation to exercise and competently conduct relevant physiological tests.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate and utilise knowledge of the principle energy systems and sources and the interrelationship between systems at rest and during exercise.

2.

Measure and interpret the capacity of the energy systems.

3.

Measure and interpret energy expenditure at rest and during exercise.

4.

Describe and apply concepts of muscular and neuromuscular physiology in the context of exercise.

5.

Conduct tests to demonstrate the physiological principles affecting force production.

6.
Work individually or as part of a team to record and present physiological data in a variety of appropriate formats.
7.

Operate exercise laboratory and other relevant equipment safely.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessments are varied in an effort to provide the students with a range of opportunites to demonstrate knowledge of learning outcomes. Online quizes provide immediate feedback, written reports capture ability to interpret and explain physiological data and practical laboratoy skills are assessed by practical evaluation.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Energy Sources

Role of carbohydrates, fats and proteins as fuels for aerobic and anaerobic metabolism

Energy Systems/Exercise Metabolism

ATP, Aerobic and anaerobic energy pathways, Energy Continuum, Measuring the capacity of the energy producing pathways, EPOC.

Exercise Fatigue

Common theories of fatigue affecting exercise performance- energy systems, metabolic byproducts, neural transmission.

Energy Expenditure

BMR, RMR, TDER, RER, energy balance, determinants of fuel utilisation, classification and measurement of energy expenditure at rest and during exercise, monitoring exercise intensity.

Skeletal Muscle and Exercise

Structure and function of skeletal muscle and motor unit, chemical & mechanical events during muscle action, characteristics of subdivisions of muscle fibre types and relationship to exercise performance, acute muscle soreness and DOMS

Neuromuscular Physiology

Sensory Motor Integration, proprioceptors muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs, joints and tendons

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Individual report based on lab practical Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 4 1,2,3
2 Written Report Individual report based on lab practical Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 8 1,2,3
3 Practical Evaluation Observation of application of practical tasks and group interaction Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 2,3,5,6,7
4 Multiple Choice Moodle Quizzes Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
5 Practical Evaluation Based on physiological laboratory skills Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 12 5,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Physiology Laboratory 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Katch,V.,McArdle.W., Katch F. Essentials of Exercise Physiology (4th Ed) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2011

Kraemer.W., Fleck.S., Deschenes M. Exercise Physiology- Integrating theory and application (1st Ed) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2012

Wilmore.J., Wilmore., Costill D., Kenney.W., Physiology of Sport and Exercise w/Web Study Guide-4th Edition 2008

URL Resources
http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=808
Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None