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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2038

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163581

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To develop knowledge of the theory underlying, and test procedures for evaluating, the physiological responses and adaptations to a range of fitness tests of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Course content

Content covers tests of aerobic fitness including submaximal and maximal tests for aerobic power, indirect calorimetry protocols, measurement and interpretation of lactate and ventilatory thresholds, laboratory versus field-based test protocols, subjective and objective measures of performance effort, limits of human capabilities, the rate, capacity and biochemical basis of the aerobic energy systems, and how the results impact health, fitness and physical performance. The influences of environmental conditions, calibration procedures, fatigue and error of measurements will be covered. The link between interpreting performance test outcomes to provide basic exercise programming advice to improve health, fitness and athletic performance is emphasised. There is a focus on interpreting a variety of physiological test results on a range of clients and to convey the results to clients in a meaningful way.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1052 UO Foundations of Human Biology 1
BIOL 1053 UO Foundations of Human Biology 2

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 2032 UO Body in Motion 1

The knowledge gained in Body of Motion 1 will inform students' understanding of concepts in this course. Students will be advised to undertake Body in Motion 1 prior to or in the same study period as this course.

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Report 2000 words 40% NA
Portfolio NA 60% NA

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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