Physiology of Exercise 2 (8392.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the physiological factors that influence adaptation to exercise training and sporting performance;
2. Compare examples from a variety of different sports and in different populations to illustrate the role of physiological factors in exercise and sporting performance; and
3. Select, administer and apply the appropriate physiological testing procedures currently available to measure a range of physiological parameters relating to exercise and sport performance.
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Prerequisites8391 Physiology of Exercise 1
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Assoc Prof Andrew McKune
Students may use either of the two text books listed below. The chapter numbers and topics correspond.
Powers SK, Howley ET, Cotter J, de Jonge XJ, Leicht A, Mündel T, Pumpa K, and Rattray B. (2014). Australian New Zealand Exercise Physiology: 1st edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Australia.
Powers SK and Howley ET (2017). Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance: 10th edition. McGraw-Hill Education. New York USA
Tanner RK & Gore CJ. (2013). Physiological tests for elite athletes. 2nd edition. Australian Institute of Sport. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2013 [call number: RC1225.P49 2012]
American College of Sports Medicine. (2010) ACSM's resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, 6th Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. [call number RM725.R42 2010].
Note: To ensure the most up to date research is presented to all students, selected readings will be provided on Canvas and references for required open access readings provided in the corresponding lectures.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The online quizzes must be completed through the Physiology of Exercise 2 Canvas site, and the submission of your case study report must be through the assignment dropbox on the Physiology of Exercise 2 Canvas site. Note that failure to complete the quiz by the due date and time will result in a mark of zero.
Special assessment requirements
To successfully complete this unit and receive a passing grade, students must:
- attain a minimum overall aggregate mark of 50%.
- attempt all assessment items.
- attain a minimum of 50% on "competency" in the Laboratory Practical Assessment.
Students requesting extensions and special arrangements must submit a completed Variation to Assessment and provide documentary evidence to the Unit Convenor Professor Andrew McKune prior to the due date and time. In general, there will be no extension of time beyond the last day of the semester, and only one extension will be considered for a single assessment.
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.
Moderation of Assessments
Please note that all assignments and exams are subject to moderation. A copy of the moderation guidelines can be found on the Canvas site.
2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 2 hour laboratory is required per week. Additional reading and study outside of class time is required to successfully complete this unit.
Inclusion and engagement
Please let the unit convenor know if your health may be adversely affected by participating in the practical laboratories. Students should also advise the unit convenor if they circle "yes" to any items on the pre-exercise screening form.
The lecture content will include a mix between live and recorded lectures. Students are expected to attend the live lectures that are presented by guest lecturers. Recordings of all lectures can be found on the Physiology of Exercise 2 Canvas site. Lectures will contain material that is relevant to all assessment items. Information presented during lectures are deemed to have been made to all students enrolled in the unit. In the event a lecturer is sick, a pre-recorded lecture will be made available on Canvas as soon as feasible, and an annoucement will be made through Canvas.
Students are expected to attend and participate in all laboratory/tutorial classes which are associated with assessment items. Attendance at all laboratory/tutorial classes is essential to meet the unit outcomes. A lower or fail grade may be a consequence of non-attendance as all laboratories are related to assessment tasks. Students who do not pass the practical component of this subject will not pass the subject.
Students are required to attend the laboratory/tutorial for which they have been enrolled. If you have exceptional circumstances and need to change laboratory/tutorial class groups then you must seek permission from the unit convenor beforehand.
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. It is expected all students have the required UC IT entry skills to complete this unit. Computers are available on campus.
There are no other costs associated with this subject other than the printing of laboratory material.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made at lectures are deemed to be made to the whole group. Information and announcements will also be made on Canvas.
Always keep a backup and / or hard copy of your assignments. In the rare instance that your original goes astray, you will have a copy. Loss of data prior to submission of the Case Study Report will not be accepted and penalties will apply
All emails should be sent from your student email account or via Canvas, otherwise anti-spam filters may prevent it from being delivered to your lecturer.
When using email to communicate with lecturers or tutors, you should always make sure that your message contains the following:
1. A subject that contains the unit code, and clearly describes the nature of your query or request.
- Your lecturers receive many emails a day, and may also teach more than one unit, so if your email does not contain the unit code; it is not possible to place your message in context. If the subject does not indicate the nature of the message, it may well remain unanswered.
2. Change the default setting on your email program to include previous messages in replies, and make sure that previous messages are included in an ongoing exchange. Your lecturer deals with many students. Having a copy of the previous exchanges included in your message will expedite a response. You should still make sure that the subject indicates what the email is about.
3. Address your lecturer appropriately by name.
4. State your question or request clearly and concisely.
5. Insert a signature at the end of your email that contains:
- Your name in full as it appears in Callista
- Your student number
While lecturers cannot be available online all day, in normal circumstance your lecturer will reply within 3 working days. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your email being summarily deleted and you will not receive a reply.