Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Exercise Physiology

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

Module code: SES10120
Module leader: Frankie Brown
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

Background of human biology and physiology
Data analysis and interpretation within prior modules

Description of module content:

Introduction of advanced physiological concepts with regards to cellular and molecular exercise physiology, as well as intracellular signalling induced by exercise, diet and disease, and how this physically symptomizes with the individual; how cell signalling and gene expression and protein production drive adaptation to exercise.
Cellular and molecular adaptations to be introduced and investigated include: angiogenesis, vascular adaptations, mitochondrial biogenesis, skeletal muscle hypertrophy and regeneration and immune cell adaptations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Elucidate the role of gene expression and translation for physiological adaptation (with specific reference to exercise/inactivity)
LO2: Critically assess the role of cellular signalling pathways in exercise and health/disease
LO3: Compare and contrast the efficacy of different modes of exercise on manipulating cell signalling, including angiogenesis, mitochondria biogenesis and skeletal muscle hypertrophy
LO4: Critically appraise the literature relating to immune cell changes with exercise with impact on immune health
LO5: Analyse physiologically relevant data and anticipate explanatory underpinning physiology

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Frankie Brown
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 153
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Face To Face CL_TST 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 60 2,3,5 10 , WORDS= 2000
Oral Assessment 40 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES10120 Advanced Exercise Physiology