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HL30156: Integrative exercise physiology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL30054
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To examine acute and chronic adaptations to exercise and physical activity at all levels (i.e. from changes at the whole-body level through to cellular and molecular adaptation) and to understand the impact of such adaptation on health and performance.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanisms involved in health-related and performance-related adaptations to exercise and physical activity.
* Demonstrate an understanding of gene-environment interaction in terms of understanding how an individual's environment (e.g., lifestyle, age, diet, geographical location etc) and genotype influence the adaptive responses to exercise and physical activity.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the role for bespoke and individualised exercise prescription for health-related and performance-related adaptation.

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - facilitated
Problem Solving - facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed.

Characterisation and quantification of exercise and physical activity (e.g., exercise energetics, spontaneous physical activity versus structured exercise, dose-response issues). Physical inactivity and loss of adaptation or maladaptation (bed rest, immobilisation, sedentarism). The evolutionary basis for exercise, physical activity and adaptation. Gene-environment interaction related to exercise and physical activity. Impact of genetics on adaptation for health and performance (e.g., polymorphisms and performance, polymorphisms and health). Physical environment and adaptation (e.g., altitude and performance). Whole-body adaptation (e.g., fat distribution and mass), cellular and molecular adaptation (e.g., protein and enzyme expression). Population-specific adaptation (older people, children, people with diseases such as Type 2 diabetes).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30156 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.