Course Title: Exercise Physiology 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Exercise Physiology 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL1105

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL1105

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Bird

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 39925 7257

Course Coordinator Email: stephen.bird@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.005

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BIOL2280 Human Structure and Function 1 or equivalent.

 


Course Description

This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This course also contributes to the development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Physical Education Teachers (AITSL).

It will present an introduction to exercise physiology by through the topics of: the metabolic power systems, the process of muscle contraction, the responses of the body to bouts of aerobic exercise and the adaptations of the body to exercise training. It will also consider the limitations to exercise performance for different individuals and present how the body responds to exercise in different environmental conditions.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Exercise and Sport Science Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science.  Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  • Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients (PLO2).
  • Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
  • Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4).
  • Identify exercise needs of a person/team and design appropriate exercise interventions (PLO6).
  • Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and aging (PLO7).

This course contributes to the development of the following Health and Physical Education Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)

 


This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This course also contributes to the development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for  Physical Education Teachers (AITSL).

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Assess the metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory systems responses to the acute stresses of physical activity of differing intensities
  2. Recognise the effects of different environments on physiological responses to exercise and exercise performance
  3. Recognise and articulate the physiological bases for differences in exercise responses and performance
  4. Perform a basic pre-exercise risk screening
  5. Use exercise physiology equipment and undertake effective and valid assessments of aerobic capacity
  6. Compare the responses of individuals of differing levels of fitness to a variety of relative and absolute exercise intensities
  7. Analyse, present and interpret data from a variety of sources, and present findings in an appropriate format


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, laboratory practicals, completion of assignments, directed and independent reading.

Teacher guided hours 60 – 70 hours

Learner directed hours 50 – 60 hours


Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture theatres, exercise physiology laboratories, recorded lectures, directed reading and on-line materials available through the library.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Early semester assignment

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 4, 6 & 7 

Assessment Task 2: Mid-semester Exam

Weighting 20%

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 

Assessment Task 3: Report based on laboratory work

Weighting 30%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 4, 6 & 7 

Assessment Task 4: End of semester Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 

Assessment Task 5: Laboratory skills Assessment

Weighting 0% (Pass/Fail HURDLE)

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 4, 5 & 7 

The following hurdle requirements also apply: In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in at least 4 of the laboratory practical sessions (not including the lab skills assessment). If you fail to attend the sessions for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, additional sessions will not be provided by the course. If granted Special Consideration, you will become eligible to complete supplementary sessions to meet the hurdle requirement. If you arrive after the class has commenced or leave before the class finishes, you will be marked as having arrived late or left early. You will be provided with one warning, and for each subsequent instance this behaviour will be marked as an absence.