HUB3006F - Applied Human Biology

36 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

HUB2019F; and HUB2021S or equivalent. Entry into this course requires a subminimum of 40% average for the Physiology component of HUB2017H and PTY2000S.

Course Outline:

The semester theme is “Living, working and playing”. Topics dealt with include metabolism and homeostasis, sports nutrition and metabolism, obesity and diabetes, muscle physiology, cardio-respiratory physiology, sporting performance, exercise physiology, thermoregulation, and physiology in extreme environments. At the end of the course students should have a good understanding of the physiology related to movement, sport and exercise. They should understand physiological control, the basics of the physiological components underlying athletic performance, and energy balance and key components of sports nutrition. In addition, they should have a good understanding of the cardiovascular system, muscle function, and the effect of exercise on health, particularly diabetes and obesity. Students will prepare a seminar topic which will be presented as a PowerPoint presentation towards the end of the semester, during the “practical” time slot.