Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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GEN2307  - Exercise Physiology

Period 3: from 8-1-2024 to 2-2-2024
Coordinator: Phielix, E.
ECTS credits: 4
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 14-12-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 26-2-2024

Resit booking

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Resit date: 10-7-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:
Various forms of exericse challenge the functions of our body. The fact that we usually cope well with those circumstances, sometimes under extreme conditions, shows that the body is capable of extensive adaptations. Studying of how our body handles exercise is an excellent way to understand the physiology as a whole. Moreover, the systems that allow us to perform well during exericse are the same that help us to survive diseases. Also, it is becoming increasingly clear that physical exercise is of primary importance for keeping a good health, such as preventing obesitas, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. This teaching block aims to study physiology of the human body until the most extreme situations and hope that future physicians will recognise exercise training as a pivotal treatment option. 
Goals: EN:
Learning goals - anatomy, physiology, histology of the neuromuscular system - methods for studying force and velocity - aerobic vs. anaerobic metabolism - measurement of body composition - principles of various forms of exercise training - principles of testing force and velocity - effects of different forms of exercise training in health and disease - anatomy, physiology of respiration, ventilation and gas exchange and their regulation - abnormalities in ventilation and respiration in lung disease - consequences of staying at high altitude, in great depth; both acutely and chronically - effects of training on respiration, ventilation and gas exchange - constraints of exercise capacity by respiratory diseases - cardiovascular changes during exercise - cardiovascular changes due to exercise training - risks of exercise in cardiovascular diseases - exercise as treatment for cardiovascular diseases - fluid and salt management during exercise and heat - temperature regulation during exercise and ambient temperatures - effect ambient temperatures on exercise
Key words: EN:
exercise; physiology; pathology; respiration; water and salt homeostasis; heart; training; COPD; Diabetes; myopathology
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Presentation(s)
  • Skills
Assessments methods:
  • Presentation
  • Written exam

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