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PHSE501 Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology

An advanced course in exercise physiology with independent topical study. Extending the physiological principles of exercise and training adaptation, built upon knowledge of metabolic requirements of exercise.

This paper increases understanding of the physiological changes that occur in response to exercise, how repeated exercise and adaptation alter this response and mechanisms involved. Other factors that can alter the response will also be explored, including sex, age and environment, and some interspecies comparisons will be made.

Paper title Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
Paper code PHSE501
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,559.81
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Prerequisite
PHSE 301
Restriction
PHSE 401
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGCertAppSc, PGDipAppSc, PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MAppSc, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Notes
(i) The prerequisite PHSE 301 may be substituted with 36 approved 200-level PHSL points. (ii) Other postgraduate students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Eligibility
This paper builds on a good understanding of exercise physiology and metabolism with the ability to work independently.
Contact
physical-education@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Nancy J Rehrer
Paper Structure
The paper will cover topics including:
  • Thermoregulation
  • Cardiovascular regulation
  • Gastrointestinal function
  • Comparative physiology
  • Age and sex differences
  • Adaptations
  • Molecular signalling
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures require doing readings in advance of class to be able to discuss in class. Discussion questions will be put on Blackboard for each topic. Laboratory attendance and participation is mandatory.
Textbooks
Required readings will be linked on Blackboard. A good exercise physiology text will be good for reference. A couple of good reference texts will be placed on close reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, written and oral communication skills.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the paper students should demonstrate:
  • An in-depth understanding of how physiological function is altered by exercise and how exercise alters physiological function and research evidence underpinning this
  • An ability to measure basic cardiovascular parameters altered by exercise and interpret data collected
  • An ability to apply knowledge to a novel query and independently develop a framework to evaluate

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
P2 Friday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41

An advanced course in exercise physiology with independent topical study. Extending the physiological principles of exercise and training adaptation, built upon knowledge of metabolic requirements of exercise.

This paper increases understanding of the physiological changes that occur in response to exercise, how repeated exercise and adaptation alter this response and mechanisms involved. Other factors that can alter the response will also be explored, including sex, age and environment, and some interspecies comparisons will be made.

Paper title Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
Paper code PHSE501
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,590.98
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Prerequisite
PHSE 301
Restriction
PHSE 401
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGCertAppSc, PGDipAppSc, PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MAppSc, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Notes
(i) The prerequisite PHSE 301 may be substituted with 36 approved 200-level PHSL points. (ii) Other postgraduate students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Eligibility
This paper builds on a good understanding of exercise physiology and metabolism with the ability to work independently.
Contact
physical-education@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Nancy J Rehrer
Paper Structure
The paper will cover topics including:
  • Thermoregulation
  • Cardiovascular regulation
  • Gastrointestinal function
  • Comparative physiology
  • Age and sex differences
  • Adaptations
  • Molecular signalling
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures require doing readings in advance of class to be able to discuss in class. Discussion questions will be put on Blackboard for each topic. Laboratory attendance and participation is mandatory.
Textbooks
Required readings will be linked on Blackboard. A good exercise physiology text will be good for reference. A couple of good reference texts will be placed on close reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the paper students should demonstrate:
  • An in-depth understanding of how physiological function is altered by exercise and how exercise alters physiological function and research evidence underpinning this
  • An ability to measure basic cardiovascular parameters altered by exercise and interpret data collected
  • An ability to apply knowledge to a novel query and independently develop a framework to evaluate

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
P2 Thursday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
P3 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
P4 Friday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41