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Physiology of Exercise 1 (8391.1)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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  • Winter Term, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180611) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179877) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164515) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (163947) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152693) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (153879) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (148718) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146685) - View

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This combined lecture and practical unit examines the physiology of exercise at an introductory level. A systems approach is used, concentrating on responses of the metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, thermoregulatory and muscular systems to exercise. The exercise response is taught as an integrated, whole body response. Although topics are covered primarily from a theoretical perspective, and may involve reference to animal models, practical applications to human performance and sports will be given as often as possible.

Learning Outcomes


1. Apply basic knowledge of human and animal physiology

2. Understand the body�s response to exercise

3. Describe scientifically the body�s response to exercise;

4. Understand the physiological testing procedures currently available

5. Measure a range of physiological parameters relating to exercise, sport and health.

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Contact Hours

Two 1 hour lectures per week and one 2 hour practical on alternate weeks.


Regional Anatomy and Physiology and Systemic Anatomy and Physiology.

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