RBM2800 - Cardiorespiratory and Renal Physiology
|1.||Critically reflect on the experimental evidence describing ionic movement, the action potential and its synaptic transmission at the neuromuscular junction;|
|2.||Interpret the basic chemical and mechanical steps of muscle contraction, including the concepts of twitch, recruitment and tetanus, and the force-velocity relationship;|
|3.||Discriminate between the structural and functional properties of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles;|
|4.||Interrogate the regulation of intracellular calcium and its effects on muscle fatigue and damage processes;|
|5.||Investigate muscle fibre types, metabolism and fatigue with different exercise intensities;|
|6.||Analyse the immense plasticity of skeletal muscle and produce a coherent scientific argument on a current topic of interest in skeletal muscle in health, disease and ageing; and|
|7.||Experiment according to ethical protocols on both animal tissue and human subjects to illustrate basic properties of nerve/muscle function.|
|Laboratory Work||Laboratory reports (Five (5) reports - 1000 words total)||24%|
|Assignment||Question of current interest in neuromuscular physiology (2000 words)||15%|
|Other||Pre-submission of a tutorial question each week for discussion (500 words in total)||16%|
|Examination||End of Semester Examination (3 hours)||45%|
Skeletal Muscle: Form and Function 2nd Editon,
MacIntosh, B.R., Gardiner, P.F., & McComas, A.J. (2006)
Skeletal Muscle: From Molecules to Movements 1st Edition,
Jones, D., Round, J.M., & De Haan, A. (2004)
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