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EDF1603 - Biophysical foundations of physical activity B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr T Brown


Not offered in 2007


This unit extends the discipline studies from first semester and introduces human physiology with a particular focus on physical activity, exercise and physical education. The unit seeks to apply understandings of the various physiological systems used and grounds these within a broader understanding of their interdependence within the body, and the body within its environment. The scientific principles underpinning the field of exercise physiology will be applied in laboratory practice. Sporting, physical and outdoor activity pursuits will be used to progress understandings of physiological adaptation within a broader socio-ecological context.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:


Assignment (1600 word equivalent): 40%
Mid semester exam (800 word equivalent): 20%
End of semester exam (1600 word equivalent): 40%
Attendance at 80% practical classes.

Contact hours

3 hours per week