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SPEX13-336: Advanced Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport


This subject follows on from the preceding subject, "Physiology and Biochemistry of Sport and Exercise" and will extend the integrative understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular factors both regulating and responding to, exercise, training and specific environmental conditions. Special emphasis will be directed to consideration of iron metabolism, immune function, signal transduction, and the role of genotype and gene expression in the regulation of human phenotype in response to exercise-related stimuli and environmental stressors.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Describe and apply the physiological, biochemical and molecular processes mediating the acute and chronic response to exercise in varied environments. 2. Plan and conduct an exercise and sports science based project using effective research strategies. 3. Communicate effectively in both verbal and written contexts. 4. Critically evaluate current issues in physiology and molecular biology of exercise using effective problem-solving. 5. Apply the principles and theories relevant to exercise and sports science laboratory skills and techniques.

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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