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HSE303 - Exercise Metabolism

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394 or S323 students completing the Nutrition and Exercise Science major (MJ-H000026) or H315 students completing the Exercise Physiology major sequence (MJ-H000029).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Kirsten Howlett

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Glenn Wadley


Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour laboratory class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar every two weeks which includes IN-CLASS assessment of Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks (see below)


This unit will provide students with an overview of the metabolic responses to exercise and their regulation. Specific topics to be covered include: an overview of skeletal muscle energy metabolism, hormonal regulation of metabolism, metabolism during high-intensity exercise, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism during exercise and their regulation, environmental temperature and metabolism, metabolic bases of fatigue, metabolic adaptations to training and exercise and muscle gene expression.


Assessment task 1: Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks 35%

Assessment task 2: Individual laboratory report test (400 words) 10%

Assessment task 3: Team laboratory assignment (2000 words) 25%

Assessment task 4: Examination (1.5 hours) 30%

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