School Of Science And Health

Exercise BioenergeticsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400883.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Shona Papalia

Assumed Knowledge
The knowledge and skills covered in the pre-requisite units. In addition students are expected to have a mathematical ability equal to a passing level in the BOSTES (NSW) numeracy test. See http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/rosa/literacy-and-numeracy-tests.html . Students whose mathematical ability is not at this level or who have not used such mathematics recently are encouraged to seek assistance early through the Mathematics Educational resource Hub (MESH) http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/mesh/mesh

Equivalent Units
400325 - Bioenergetics of Exercise

400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 AND 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 AND 400880 Fundamentals of Exercise Science AND 400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4658 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit investigates exercise metabolism and related genomics and proteomics in an integrated fashion. Covering: energy pathways; metabolic control; metabolism, oxygen consumption and respiratory quotient relationships; metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise; pathway contributions to exercise; metabolic limitations to exercise; metabolic contributions to fatigue; metabolic acidosis, cellular and systemic implications of metabolic thresholds, conditions that can alter cellular metabolism. Whilst skeletal muscle metabolism is the primary focus, liver and adipose tissue metabolism are also considered as are anabolic pathways. Students will be exposed to basic biochemical assays of interest to the exercise physiologist.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Laboratory coat, Protective glasses, Calculator, access to an iPad, tablet or laptop for in class use.

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