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HSE303 - Exercise Metabolism

Unit details

Year2016 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).

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: Examination (1.5 hours) 30%

Assessment task 2: Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks 35%

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

Assessment task 4: Individual laboratory report test (400 words) 10%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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