Metabolic Diseases and Exercise
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Semesters Offered:||May 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Not currently available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||May 2013 [ Standard ]|
The subject Metabolic Diseases and Exercise will examine the metabolic syndrome and how repeated bouts of exercise may reduce the clinical consequences of the metabolic syndrome in young and old persons. The role of inflammation in the development of the metabolic syndrome and how regular exercise might modify the inflammatory response will also be considered. The immune system in oxidative stress conditions of ageing, hypertension and high intensity exercise will be considered to determine the value of anti-oxidant therapy and moderate intensity exercise.
Students must first complete SPEX12-306 Physiology of Exercise & SPEX12-307 Biochemistry of Exercise or its equivalent before commencing this subject.
At the end of the subject, the student should be able to:
¿ Describe and discuss the biochemical, physiological and molecular basis for select metabolic diseases.
¿ Describe and discuss the mechanisms by which acute and chronic exercise may modify those biochemical, physiological and molecular bases to improve clinical outcomes
¿ Demonstrate an understanding of the role of exercise as a therapeutic intervention to modify the clinical outcomes and clinical course of select metabolic diseases
¿ Demonstrate understanding of the exercise dose and clinical outcome relationship.
¿ Describe and discuss how the mode of exercise will affect the clinical outcomes of select metabolic diseases.
¿ Demonstrate an ability to present clinical outcome information using the strategies of Clinical Poster and Oral Defence.