Module title: Introduction to Exercise Physiology (Singapore)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08706
Module leader: Jacqui Mair
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2017/8, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jacqui Mair
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is taught through a range of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory-based practical classes covering the major body systems' responses and adaptations to exercise and training (LOs 1, 3, 4 & 5). The group work required for the practical classes and the coursework tasks are introduced at the start of the module in formal tutorial sessions (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 6). Data collection and analysis is undertaken in the form of a laboratory report based on a variety of tests undertaken to indirectly determine VO2max. (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 6)



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment includes ongoing assessment of practice in the Human Performance Laboratory during practical classes. There are several practicals conducted within this module, and during these students are asked to undertake data collection with human volunteers from within the class, and thus must be able to collect data in an accurate and appropriate manner. This includes significant feedback for the student(s).
The students are asked to submit a ‘methods’ and ‘results’ section after the first practical, from which no summative assessment takes place, but the students receive feedback for future use for the lab report (70%) summative assessment.
Students are encouraged to update their Skills Passport log with skills they learn and practice in the laboratory sessions.



Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment includes 1 x lab report (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) based on their lab practical, and 1 x online multiple choice question test (total 30%) structured to follow certain themes as they are covered throughout the semester.
The summative lab report assessment follows formative feedback given after submission of a ‘methods’ and ‘results’ section earlier in the semester.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,4 & 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1,3,4 & 5 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jacqui Mair
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is taught through a range of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory-based practical classes covering the major body systems' responses and adaptations to exercise and training (LOs 1, 3, 4 & 5). The group work required for the practical classes and the coursework tasks are introduced at the start of the module in formal tutorial sessions (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 6). Data collection and analysis is undertaken in the form of a laboratory report based on a variety of tests undertaken to indirectly determine VO2max. (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 6)

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment includes ongoing assessment of practice in the Human Performance Laboratory during practical classes. There are several practicals conducted within this module, and during these students are asked to undertake data collection with human volunteers from within the class, and thus must be able to collect data in an accurate and appropriate manner. This includes significant feedback for the student(s).
The students are asked to submit a ‘methods’ and ‘results’ section after the first practical, from which no summative assessment takes place, but the students receive feedback for future use for the lab report (70%) summative assessment. Students are encouraged to update their Skills Passport log with skills they learn and practice in the laboratory sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment includes 1 x lab report (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) based on their lab practical, and 1 x online multiple choice question test (total 30%) structured to follow certain themes as they are covered throughout the semester.
The summative lab report assessment follows formative feedback given after submission of a ‘methods’ and ‘results’ section earlier in the semester.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,4 & 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1,3,4 & 5 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jacqui Mair
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is taught through a range of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory-based practical classes covering the major body systems' responses and adaptations to exercise and training (LOs 1, 3, 4 & 5). The group work required for the practical classes and the coursework tasks are introduced at the start of the module in formal tutorial sessions (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 6). Data collection and analysis is undertaken in the form of a laboratory report based on a variety of tests undertaken to indirectly determine VO2max. (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 6)

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment includes ongoing assessment of practice in the Human Performance Laboratory during practical classes. There are several practicals conducted within this module, and during these students are asked to undertake data collection with human volunteers from within the class, and thus must be able to collect data in an accurate and appropriate manner. This includes significant feedback for the student(s).
The students are asked to submit a ‘methods’ and ‘results’ section after the first practical, from which no summative assessment takes place, but the students receive feedback for future use for the lab report (70%) summative assessment.
Students are encouraged to update their Skills Passport log with skills they learn and practice in the laboratory sessions.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment includes 1 x lab report (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) based on their lab practical, and 1 x online multiple choice question test (total 30%) structured to follow certain themes as they are covered throughout the semester.
The summative lab report assessment follows formative feedback given after submission of a ‘methods’ and ‘results’ section earlier in the semester.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,4 & 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1,3,4 & 5 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Effects of exercise on cardiovascular performance; training and physiological and structural adaptations. Control and regulation of respiration at rest and during exercise; adaptations to training. Skeletal muscle innervation; excitation-contraction coupling; electromyography (EMG). Muscle adaptation to training: cellular and molecular adaptations; neural component; hypertrophy and hyperplasia; time course of adaptations to strength and power training. Thermoregulation and body fluid balance during exercise - dehydration/rehydration. Anatomical and physiological differences between the genders and in their response to exercise. Assessment of muscle strength/power and aerobic fitness.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Describe the principle changes that take place in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise and following a period of endurance training.
LO2: Distinguish between different test protocols use to assess aerobic fitness and advantages/disadvantages of predicting VO2max from these protocols and different modes of exercise.
LO3: Differentiate between the acute and chronic effects of different exercise modalities on skeletal muscle.
LO4: Identify the differences in physiological responses to exercise and training between genders.
LO5: Examine the physiological responses to exercise in hot and cold environments and how body fluid balance is maintained.
LO6: Report findings from force and power data collected under laboratory conditions

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08706 Introduction to Exercise Physiology (Singapore)