Biochemistry of Exercise (8339.1)
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|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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Maughan, R. and Gleeson, M. (2006). The Biochemical Basis of Sports Performance. 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press. all number : RC1210.M38 2010
Houston ME (2006) Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science. 3rd edition, Champaign, Il, Human Kinetics, Primers in Exercise Science Series. Call number: [QP514.2.H68 2006]
Powers, Scott K. and Howley, Edward T. (1950-) Exercise physiology : theory and application to fitness and performance. 4th Ed. (Scott Kline). Boston : McGraw Hill, c2001. Call number: QP301.P64 2001
Roth SM (2007) Genetics Primer for Exercise Science and Health. 1st Ed., Champaign, Il, Leeds, Human Kinetics. Call number: QH431.R84 2007
Wilmore, J.H., D.L. Costill, and Kenney, W.L., eds. (2008) Physiology of Sport and Exercise. 4th Ed. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics. Call number: QP301.W6749 2008
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Special assessment requirements
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve the following:
- Complete and submit all assessment items.
- If the student obtains a grade lower than 40% in the final exam; the student will only be able to obtain a PASS (50%) overall grade for the unit.
- Attain a minimum cumulative score of 50% for the unit.
Special assessment arrangements can be made for students with extenuating circumstances (must be supported by a medical certificate, evidence from a counsellor or other supporting documentation). You will also be required to submit a completed an extension form to the unit convenor (Dr Naroa Etxebarria - firstname.lastname@example.org). The Extension form is available on the unit Canvas site. Please note that the Faculty of Health – Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science has a newly enacted policy on Late Submissions, Extensions, and Special Consideration for assessment items that is available on this unit's Canvas site. Students must adhere to this policy. Failure to do so will result in your application being summarily rejected. The unit convenor will determine the revised due date after the submission of appropriate documentation.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
You will be expected to attend and participate in ALL laboratory/tutorial classes, which are associated with the lab manual report assessment item(s). Attendance at laboratory/tutorial classes is essential to meet the unit outcomes. A lower or fail grade may be a consequence of non- attendance, as all practical sessions are highly relevant to the learning and assessment tasks.
Students are required to attend the practical session for which they have been enrolled and if you need to change laboratory/tutorial class groups, written permission from the unit convenor must be obtained.
If you fail to attend any practical sessions, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that they get updated (by peers and colleagues) about the content and procedures worked in the practical sessions.
Required IT skills
All students must have access to a computer that allows them to access email messages on a regular basis and permits access to the internet, if not, students can use University computers to comply with assessment requirements. It is expected all students have the required UC IT entry skills to complete this unit.
There are no costs associated with this unit other than the purchase of required reading textbook and the laboratory manual (available from the Co-Op bookshop for purchase).
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Summer Semester, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198620)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191991)
- Semester 2, 2018, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180158)
- Semester 2, 2017, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164248)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (149724)
- Semester 2, 2016, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (151894)