Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology - SS833

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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7 15 (7.5)







This module allows students to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of laboratory techniques and methods in exercise physiology and their application to sport or health contexts. Practical laboratory sessions are used to reinforce theoretical knowledge.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 33
Private study hours: 117
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

13.1 Main assessment methods
50% written report/essay, 1500 (coursework 1)
50% written report/essay, 1500 (coursework 2)

Indicative reading

Brooks, G. Fahey, T. White, T. Baldwin, K. (2005) Exercise Physiology. Human Bioenergetics and its Applications (4th ed.) McGraw Hill.
Eston, R. Reilly, T. (eds) (2019) Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual. Test, Procedures and Data (4th ed.) Routledge.
Gore, C. (Ed.) (2012) Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes (2nd ed.) Human Kinetics.
Winter, E. Jones, M. Davison, RCR. Bromley, P. Mercer, TH. (2006). Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines. Volume 1 – Sports Testing. Routledge.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principles of test construction, selection and application in a sports, performance, or health context
2. Evaluate laboratory methods and their application including the concepts of validity and reliability
3. Critically analyse, interpret, document and present exercise testing data in an appropriate format

The intended generic learning outcomes.
1. Demonstrate skills in communication of a variety of subject specific material.
2. Apply information technology and numeracy to the study of parameters of human physiological function.
3. Demonstrate problem solving and the ability to plan and manage learning.

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