FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS DE LA ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA Y EL DEPORTE
Grado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte
The aim of te course is to reach a deep knowledge of the physical and quimical factors responsible for the origin, development and progression of human life. The understanding of the subject "Exercise Physiology", as a part of the 3rd year of the Degree in Sciences of Sport and Physical Activity, depends crucially on the mastery of this core course.
Human Physiology is the area of science that allows to know the physical and chemical factors responsible for the origin, development and progression of human life. The understanding and assimilation of several subjects of the third course ( "Exercise Physiology" and "Physical Activity for Health") depend decisively on the mastery of human physiology. The contents of the Human Physiology Course are intimately connected with other courses of the first year (“Human Anatomy”) and the second year ("Human Motricity" and "Biomechanics of Physical Activity and Sport"), of the degree.
- Analytical and summary skills
- Self-regulated learning
- Critical abilities
- Capacity to analyze and apply physiological, biomechanical, psychological and social principles to the different fields of physical activity, sport and recreation
- Capacity to assess fitness levels and motor skills, prescribing and programming physical exercises geared towards health at different ages.
- Capacity to promote and evaluate autonomous and lasting health-oriented habits based on physical activity and sports.
- Intervening in society with independent criteria, deploying a theoretical, academic and professional discourse relating to physical activity and sports science.
DESCRIPTORS: human physiology, biochemistry, fluid, cell, nervous system, muscle, heart, circulation, respiration, lung, renal, kidney, gastrointestinal, endocrinology
Classroom teaching sessions
Technical Vocabulary Workbook
Active participation in classroom sessions, which will be graded as part of a continuous assessment, is considered essential to acquire the goal skills. The course will be succesfully completed when the weighted average of the multiple choice test and the practice assessment is 5 out of ten.
The final grade shall by 70% the result of the Objective Test and 30% of Practice Assessment, which includes Basic Concepts Review (BCR), class participation and the other practical activities.
Deferred Registrations: Students who enroll after the start of classes must personally inform the professor immediately after their definitive incorporation.
Assessment of practical activities:
Continuous Assessment includes participatory attitude of the students throughout the learning process.
During the first days of the course each of the students will conduct a biochemistry and general biology basic concepts literature review (BCR). The whole process wil be directed by the professor and it will be evaluated by a multiple choice test. Those students who have to take the extraordinary exam on July, may complete the activities indicated by the professor in order to complement the final grade.
Students will prepare audiovisual presentations, which will be valued as a practical activity.
Students will complete a vocabulary notebook, which must include, in Spanish and English language and in an alphabetical order, technical terms of Human Physiology. Each item includes its complete definition using as a source any of the dictionaries recommended, or similar. This notebook will be handwritten, the student must handed it to the professor the same day of the BCR test, and it will affect the assessment of that test.
Late submissions: Those activities submitted after the established deadlines, will not be evaluated
The main working language will be Spanish, but the work material (bibliography, vocabulary notebook, audiovisual presentations, ...) may be interchangeably in Spanish and English. Some of the Practical classes will be conducted in English. These sessions will be based on themes included on the syllabus.
In order to allow the students to perform a preliminary reading, they will be informed in advance about the contents of each classroom session. Active involvement of the students is a crucial part of the lectures in order to clarify doubts and allow a better use of the time spent on the classroom. Each of the sessions will conclude with the discussion of practical applications of the main contents covered during the class. During the classroom sessions the professor will try to use the most appropriate media according to the contents and the goals of the session. Students will compare their notes taken in class with recommended readings, and develop their own summaries. Students should expose in the classroom their doubts from the study of matter, or the concerns that these entail, to be addressed directly in class or in personal tutoring.