Environmental Physiology

School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23942

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 & 2

Pre-requisite modules 23647

Module description

The physiological adaptations that take place due to exposure to challenging environmental conditions are fascinating and provide clear insight into normal physiology and homeostatic mechanisms. The module will cover three main areas: altitude, pressure (diving, g-forces), cold/hot environments. In each section of the module the basic physiological adaptations will be described before exploring challenges that are imposed on the human body during exercise in these conditions. Each section will have seminars and a practical class.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars