Exercise Physiology and Pharmacology

Module code: BS2014

‘Exercise Physiology and Pharmacology’ will build on your knowledge of human physiology and pharmacology and develop your understanding of the structure, organisation and function of the neuromuscular junction, and the different elements of the musculoskeletal system and skeletal muscle contraction. This module will investigate the control mechanisms responsible for regulating the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems by examining the acute and chronic effects of, for example, aerobic exercise at the metabolic, cellular and systems levels. Some of the limitations to exercise and the relationships between exercise, health and disease and the use and abuse of drugs in performance sport, including their cellular and systems effects will be discussed.

Learning

  • 21 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 121 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (70%)
  • Practical report and supporting work (30%)