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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC3321 Advanced Exercise Physiology

10 creditsClass Size: 75

Module manager: Dr Matthew Lancaster

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as a discovery module


Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to;
- apply and develop knowledge and skills from previous levels;
- discuss a number of key contemporary issues in exercise physiology;
- critically debate chosen key issues;
- critically analyse the literature pertinent to chosen key issues;
- understand the relevance of the contemporary issues to sport and exercise science.


This module will run as a series of four lectures and tutorials on separate contemporary issues in basic and applied exercise physiology.

These might include:

- Control of muscle oxygen consumption
- Plasticity of muscle fibre type and its implications for performance
- Cardiac hypertrophy
- Cardiovascular and pulmonary limitations to performance
- Genetics of human performance
- Aetiology of syndrome X
- Circadian rhythms in performance
- The female athlete triad
- Exercise in pre-puberty
- Exercise in pregnancy.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours89.70
Total Contact hours10.30
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Private study, reading and preparation for round table assessment: 90 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Tutorial and lecture attendance.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment1 x 30 minute round table group assessment40.00
Essay1 x 2,000 word essay60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

This is a compulsory pass element on the module. You will not gain credits if this is not completed successfully. Failure to complete this work to pass standard will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:48:33


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