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Biochemistry of Exercise (8339.1)

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

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191991) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180158) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164248) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (151894) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (149724) - View

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Syllabus

This unit is an introductory course in chemistry and the biochemistry of exercise. Topics covered include chemical structures, enzyme regulation as well as chemical based laws and reactions that highlight the everyday application of chemistry. A range of basic biochemistry and genetic principles that assist in the understanding of physical activity and exercise will be discussed. Students will apply basic chemistry principles to physical activity, sport and chronic disease settings.

This unit will be co-taught with unit 8363 Biochemistry of Exercise G.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. demonstrate their understanding of basic chemistry, biochemistry and effective laboratory practices;

2. conduct experiments to examine the factors influencing biochemical and genetic principles relating to exercise;

3. describe chemical behaviour of elements and compounds as it relates to exercise, sport and health.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Four hours per week (semester long).

Prerequisites

None



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