Physiology of Effort
Part of this Programme
Physical Education and Sport
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Anual | 7
Year | Type of course unit | Language
2 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
175 | 75
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Introduction to exercise physiology;2. Energy for movement: basic energy systems;3. Introduction to causes of fatigue;4. Respiratory regulation during exercise;5. Cardiovascular control during exercise;6.
Cardiorespiratory adaptations to training;7. Hormonal regulation of exercise;8. Renal adaptation during exercise;9. Water and electrolyte balance during exercise;10. Thermal regulation and exercise;11. Exercise in hypobaric and hyperbaric environments;12. Growth, developmentandyoungathlete.
The discipline of ExercisePhysiology aims the study of structural and functional changes of the human body when exposed to exercise. Study of processes of adaptation related to exercise fine motor tasks.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Based on the concept of adaptation, one wishes to develop in the student a knowledge integrated human physiology in the condition of physical exercise, through a systemic perspective that addresses different levels of complexity (molecule, cell, tissue, organ, apparatus, system, organization, task and involvement). By the end of formation
the students should master perfectly these fundamentals: 1. Understand the exercise as an important organic aggression;2. Understand, identify and evaluate structural and functional changes of the human body when exposed to exercise, in all its variants;3. Understand and identify adaptation processes related to the physical
exercise motor tasks.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Lectures (to all classes) and theoretical-practice (tutorials, teacher-facilitated, where it applies to learning with problem solving, placing and group work, which allow you to understand the concepts more complex). We will use b-learning, Moodle platform, which will make the support materials available.
Continuous evaluation: Complete 4 tests and single assignment.The final score is: (t1)* .125 + (t2)*.3 + (t3) * .125 + (t4)* .3 + (classroom questions of)*.075 + (reports)* .075. All scores have to be greater than or equal to 7.5 and the final score, as well as the average of 1ª and 3rd and 2nd and 4th frequency, will be equal to or greater than 9.5.
Assessment by examination: written evidence quoted values from 0 to 20 with compulsory oral test (if the written evidence rating equal to or greater than 7.5 values). The final classification is the oral test. A final rating equal to or greater than 10 values determines the adoption of UC student this.
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