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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012631

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory underlying, and test procedures for evaluating, the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise and how these impact on health, fitness and physical performance.

Course content

Muscle structure and function; energy metabolism; neuromuscular control of movement; principles of exercise testing; principles of fatigue; regulation of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems at rest and during exercise; principles of exercise training; adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromuscular systems to exercise training; effects of common medications and other factors on exercise and training responses; health effects of physical activity; special considerations for exercise in children and older adults; gender differences in sport and exercise; special considerations for exercise in patients with chronic disease (cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, disorders of bones and joints).

Textbook(s)

Kenney WL, Wilmore JH, Costill DL. 2015, Physiology of Sport & Exercise, 6th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1049 Human Physiology 100
BIOL 1051 Physiology Essentials 100

Students to choose from one of the above for their pre-requisite.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 11 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quiz - 15% 40 minutes
Written examination - 55% 2 hours
Practical examination - 30% 15 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

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