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BIO2742

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Peter Freeman

Synopsis

Key concepts in exercise physiology, including the complex meaning of fitness; the validity of various fitness tests, the shortcomings of fitness testing when children are the subjects; understanding the various energy sources available during exercise, including the differences in rate of supply and amount of energy able to be delivered; the purpose and effects of different types of training; practical skills in the measurement of fitness levels, the prescription of exercise, case management and simple program design.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will have a sound knowledge and understanding of key concepts in exercise physiology, including the complex meaning of fitness; the ability to comment critically on the validity of various fitness tests, and understand the shortcomings of fitness testing when children are the subjects; a clear understanding of the various energy sources available during exercise, including the differences in rate of supply and amount of energy able to be delivered; a sound understanding of the purpose and effects of different types of training; and demonstrable practical skills in the measurement of fitness levels, the prescription of exercise, case management and simple program design.

Assessment

Case study report (4000 words): 20%
Written examination (3 hours): 50%
Laboratory Work (4 written reports and maintenance of laboratory record book): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Peter Freeman

Contact hours

36 hours of lectures and 24 hours of practical/tutorial classes per semester

Prerequisites

BIO1711 or EDF1603

Prohibitions

ASC2736