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Module Code - Title:

EQ4058 - EQUINE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Year Last Offered:

2016/7

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

2

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

0

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Syllabus:

Concept of physical fitness including the parameters and specificity: Endurance training Strength and Power Training Interval Training Expected changes associated with different training methods. Evolution of training methods. Comparative study of the similarities and differences in the approaches to the training of the human and equine athlete.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: Describe the physiological responses of the equine body to exercise and the adaptation of the different body systems to training. Identify the sources of energy and the causes of fatigue in horses undertaking different types of work Compare the sources of energy and the causes of fatigue in horses undertaking different types of work Evaluate modern training methods relating the principles of exercise physiology with current training and management regimes. Discuss the influence of management and training methods on performance, illness or injury in the equine athlete. Measure the response of the human and equine body to exercise and explain the physiological mechanisms involved. Assess laboratory and field methods for monitoring equine fitness and perform a fitness evaluation on a horse using a standardised fitness test Design appropriate fitness training programmes for horses competing in specific disciplines

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

N/A

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Nankervis, K. and Marlin, D. (2002) Equine exercise physiology , Oxford: Blackwell Science
Hinchlciff, K. W., Geor, R. J. and Kaneps, A. J (2008) Equine exercise physiology: the science of exercise in the athletic horse , Edinburgh, Saunders/ Elsevier
McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I. and Katch, V. L (2006) Exercise physiology: energy, nutrition and human performance (6e) , Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Other Relevant Texts:

Hinchlciff, K. W., Kaneps, A. J. and Geor, R. J. (2004) Equine sports medicine and surgery: basic and clinical sciences of the equine athlete. , Edinburgh, Saunders
Snow, D. H. and Vogel, C. J. (1987) Equine fitness: the care and training of the athletic horse , Newton Abbot, David and Charles.

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

sean.fair@ul.ie