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ESSC12001 - Exercise and Sport Physiology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace. You will be introduced to standard physiological laboratory and field measures to identify body adaptations to exercise.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

For CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 AND ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

For CG93 Bachelor of Medical Science students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

For CK22 Bachelor of Physiotherapy students: ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 AND ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2

For CC13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students: ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health AND ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 20%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Examination 40%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.75% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation and student communication
Feedback
Delivery of content in the first six weeks of term and using shortened videos split into topics enhanced student learning.
Recommendation
Continue with the approach to deliver the theoretical content in the first six weeks of term and use of topics with shortened videos in each lecture.
Action Taken
Unit theoretical content was delivered in the first six weeks of term with lecture videos split according to topics rather than as complete videos.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Incorporate more real-world examples encompassing physiological concepts related to the unit material.
Recommendation
Use of various current, real-world cases in exercise and sport will be explored to further enhance student learning of relevant physiological concepts.
Action Taken
Where relevant, real-world examples were incorporated into lecture content and practical tasks for different topics.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Consider working in case-based questions that are more applicable to education students in the practical workbook.
Recommendation
It is recommended that alterations to the practical workbook assessment are explored to better encompass contexts suited to education students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Provide feedback on online quizzes earlier in term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the possibility of moving the closure date of the online quizzes from week 12 to week 10 will be explored to provide feedback to students earlier in term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for the body's responses to exercise in physical activity, sport and the workplace.
  2. Interpret measurement data and review current literature in the area of exercise physiology.
  3. Plan and perform laboratory and field physiological measurements safely and ethically, and examine responses during a variety of exercise situations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Test
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
4 - On-campus Activity
1 - Online Test