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HL40156: Integrative exercise physiology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL20185 AND take HL30044 AND take HL30054
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To examine acute and chronic adaptations to exercise and physical activity at multiple 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 will be able to:
* Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the complex mechanisms involved in health-related and performance-related adaptations to exercise and physical activity.
* Demonstrate a critical awareness of gene-environment interaction in terms of understanding how an individual's environment (e.g., lifestyle, age) and genotype influence the adaptive responses to exercise and physical activity.
* Demonstrate a critical and comprehensive understanding of the role for creative 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 and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed.

Characterisation and quantification of exercise and physical activity as a stimulus (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). Whole-body adaptation (e.g., muscle distribution and mass), cellular and molecular adaptation (e.g., protein and enzyme expression).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL40156 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 5)