HSE110 - Muscle Biology for Exercise Science
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|EFTSL value:||0.125||Campus contact:||
Burwood (Melbourne): Jackson Fyfe
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
This unit is comprised of 3 learning topics. Each learning topic consists of online learning experiences, accompanied by weekly 2 hour practical activities delivered via a combination of practical experience (workshops), practical experience (laboratory) and practical experience (computer practicals).
Skeletal muscle contraction generates the force necessary for movement and is fundamental to normal physical function and athletic performance.
A thorough understanding of skeletal muscle structure, function, and how muscle responds and adapts to exercise is vitally important for exercise physiologists, as well as for informing exercise prescription strategies in other disciplines of exercise and sports science.
In this unit, students will learn about the fundamental biology of skeletal muscle in the context of exercise, with respect to:
- the delivery and utilisation of metabolic fuels to support muscle contraction
- the longer-term adaptations to exercise training in skeletal muscle, and
- the cellular responses in muscle that underpin these longer term adaptations.
In addition to examining responses and adaptations in muscle to exercise stimuli, this unit will also examine the maladaptations associated with inactivity and muscle disuse, which are hallmarks of many chronic diseases.
As well as theoretical knowledge, students undertaking this unit will also develop practical skills relevant to the assessment of responses and adaptations to exercise in skeletal muscle. This is a foundation unit for the Major in Exercise Physiology.
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