Integrated Body Systems

Module overview

This module will provide an overview of the regulation of the major body systems including cardiovascular and respiratory systems, renal and endocrine function with opportunities for discussion of how the systems to integrate to achieve homeostasis in situations of stress, such as strenuous exercise, dehydration, temperature fluctuation, fatigue and restricted food intake.  This will form a foundation for students to consider in a problem-based way, using original sources when appropriate, how these homeostatic mechanisms are disturbed and adapt in conditions that are relevant to the athlete such as asthma, cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias, diabetes, prolonged training, de-conditioning, recovery from injury.


20 masters level credits

Module attendance required

The module will be delivered by a combination of lectures, interactive seminars and problem based learning sessions focused on case studies with a total of 40 contact hours.

Modules dates

Semester 2 - exact dates to be confirmed


Summative Assessment: One submission of short answers to questions arising from case study that test knowledge, understanding and ability to search out information.

One presentation of an experimental study designed to demonstrate how individuals deal with exercise in adverse clinical or environmental conditions.

Academics involved in the deliver of this module

Professor Janice Marshall