ESSC12001 - Exercise and Sport Physiology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace. You will be introduced to standard physiological laboratory and field measures to identify body adaptations to exercise.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

For CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 AND ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

For CG93 Bachelor of Medical Science students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

For CK22 Bachelor of Physiotherapy students: ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 AND ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2

For CC13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students: ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health AND ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 20%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
For physiotherapy students, possibly ISL delivery of lectures to Bundaberg and semi-weekly delivery of laboratory sessions in Rockhampton. Course evaluation responses. The feasibility and logistics of delivering lectures via ISL to Bundaberg and semi-weekly labs in Rockhampton for physiotherapy students will be explored.
Residential school was close to the end of term, leaving less time to complete associated assessment. Course evaluation responses. The feasibility and logistics of alternative residential school dates earlier in term will be examined.
The volume of content is difficult to grasp in some topics. Course evaluation responses. Course lectures will be reviewed, particularly the "heavy" course topics, with unneeded detail eliminated.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace.
  2. Interpret measurement data and review current literature in the area of exercise physiology.
  3. Plan and perform laboratory and field physiological measurements safely and ethically, and examine responses during a variety of exercise situations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Test  
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination  
4 - On-campus Activity  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work  
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Test          
2 - Practical Assessment      
3 - Examination      
4 - On-campus Activity  

Prescribed Textbooks

Exercise physiology: nutrition, energy and human performance
Author/s: McArdle, WD, Katch, FL, Katch, VL Year: 2015
Edition: 8 Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
City: New York State: NY
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Internet
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAaron Scanlan (A.Scanlan@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to exercise and sport physiology

Week 2 13-03-2017

Exercise metabolism:

Energy transfer during exercise

Week 3 20-03-2017

Exercise metabolism:

Energy expenditure during exercise

Week 4 27-03-2017

Responses to exercise:

Pulmonary system

Week 5 03-04-2017

Responses to exercise:

Cardiovascular system

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Online test 1 will be made available from 9:00 am on Monday, April 10 until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18

Week 6 17-04-2017

Responses to exercise:

Endocrine system

Week 7 24-04-2017

Exercise performance:

Training principles and exercise prescription

Week 8 01-05-2017

Exercise performance:

Fatigue and ergogenic aids

Week 9 08-05-2017

Exercise performance:

Altered environments

Week 10 15-05-2017

Aging and disease prevention:

Clinical exercise physiology

Week 11 22-05-2017

Exam preparation:

Term review and practice questions

Online test 2 will be made available from 9:00 am on Monday, May 22 until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30

Week 12 29-05-2017

Exam preparation:

No lecture

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Exam to be scheduled during exam block

Practical Assessment Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Test

Assessment Title Online Tests
Task Description

You will be required to complete two online tests across term. Each test will contain multiple-choice questions based on unit content from lectures and course readings. Test 1 will cover material from lectures 1-5, while Test 2 will cover material from lectures 6-10.

Assessment Due Date Online test 1 will be made available from 9:00 am on Monday, April 10 AEST until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18 AEST. Online test 2 will be made available from 9:00 am on Monday, May 22 AEST until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30 AEST.
Return Date to Students Test results will be made available in Moodle upon completion with a full test review available in Moodle upon test closure.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

A selection of 40 randomly-generated questions equally distributed across lectures (8 questions from each lecture) will be provided in each test. Each test will be graded using the overall test score (out of 40 marks).

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Tests will be accessed and completed via the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace.

2. Interpret measurement data and review current literature in the area of exercise physiology.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Attendance at laboratory sessions will involve completion of different learning components, including equipment use, skill demonstration, data acquisition, interpretation of results, and theoretical reasoning. You will be required to complete a laboratory workbook for all laboratory sessions to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to each laboratory component.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students The results for the laboratory workbook will be made available within 2 weeks of the due date.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Grades for this assessment will be based on marks attained in each of the laboratory sessions. Specifically, the following laboratory sessions will be graded:

1. Screening for health and anthropometrical measurement

2. Determining exercise intensity, efficiency, and substrate utilisation using Douglas Bags

3. Examining physiological responses during exercise using spirometry and electrocardiography

4. Testing for anaerobic threshold, maximum oxygen uptake, and high-intensity exercise capacity

5. Assessing thermal and hydration responses during exercise

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

The completed laboratory workbook must be submitted via the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace.

2. Interpret measurement data and review current literature in the area of exercise physiology.

3. Plan and perform laboratory and field physiological measurements safely and ethically, and examine responses during a variety of exercise situations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title On-campus Activity
Task Description

You must attend and participate in all laboratory sessions in this unit. On-campus laboratory sessions and residential schools will be held during specified weeks across term to deliver laboratory content.

Assessment Due Date Attendance at laboratory sessions will be completed across specified weeks of term.
Return Date to Students Inadequate attendance and/or participation will be made available during and following each laboratory session.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Attendance at all laboratory sessions with sufficient participation will result in a passing grade for this assessment.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Interpret measurement data and review current literature in the area of exercise physiology.

3. Plan and perform laboratory and field physiological measurements safely and ethically, and examine responses during a variety of exercise situations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace.

2. Interpret measurement data and review current literature in the area of exercise physiology.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice


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