This unit is run over a 13 week session. Each week there is a two online hour lecture and a two hour face-to-face laboratory or tutorial. Further information is available via the PHTY3000 iLearn site http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit builds on your learning in the previous undergraduate units particularly in the area of Physiology.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have a 2 hour lecture and 2 hour laboratory/tutorial every week. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also provide discussion of concepts and ideas to further understanding of the content. Laboratories will allow for the demonstration and learning of practical skills relevant to Exercise Physiology. Tutorials will comprise activities to consolidate learning. The teaching approach will be based on students developing a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios.
Textbooks & Readings
This unit does not have any textbooks that are essential for you to purchase.
The following texts will be useful resources and available in the library. Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
- Exercise Physiology: for health fitness and performance. S.A.Plowman and D.L. Smith , 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer
- ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. American College of Sports medicine www.acsm.org, 10th ed., Wolters Kluwer
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different laboratory/tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. Attendance is expected at both laboratories and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Technology and Equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens. Students will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of people with a range of health conditions.
Should you choose to work off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection in order to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.