This unit examines in detail the mechanisms of nerve and muscle function, including behaviour of excitable cells; mechanisms of muscle contraction; muscle fibre types; metabolic processes in active muscle; neuromuscular fatigue; and muscle plasticity. Students are also introduced to current research techniques in nerve and muscle physiology.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Nerve and muscle physiology sections of any basic physiology textbook. Silverthorn, D. U., Johnson, B. R., Ober, W. C., Ober, C. E., & Silverthorn, A. C. (2018). Human physiology: An integrated approach. (8th ed). Harlow Essex: Pearson. MacIntosh, B.R., Gardiner, P.F., & McComas, A.J. (2006) Skeletal Muscle: Form and Function 2nd Edition, Human Kinetics.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):