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G31 Muscle and Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease (CHLDGC23)21-27 March 2018.

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Physiotherapy ICH
Dates of Event
21st March 2018 – 27th March 2018
Last Booking Date for this Event
26th March 2018
Places Available


This six-day course will give you a theoretical understanding of muscle and exercise physiology in health and disease.

You'll get an overview of:

 the structure and function of skeletal muscle and its responses and adaptations to exercise and training.

the response of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems to exercise in health and disease.

the assessment of exercise capacity in disease and an introduction to exercise prescription.


You'll undertake some practical work including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and analysis.

Course content

The main topics covered will include:

respiration and exercise.

muscle structure and the basic mechanical properties of muscle.

determinants of strength, power and weakness in human muscle.

muscle adaptation to strength training and ageing.

cardiovascular responses and adaptations to exercise.

respiratory responses and adaptations to exercise.

physical activity in health.

exercise in cardiac and respiratory disease.

exercise testing in adults and children including the clinical applicability.

exercise prescription principles.

Who this course is for

The course is suitable for qualified physiotherapists with a degree in physiotherapy at least. equivalent to 2:2 BSc qualification in the UK, or an equivalent sports physiology or medical qualification.

It's also suitable for medical students.

Teaching, structure and assessment

The course will be taught over six days, from 21 March to 28 March 2018.

You can take it as:

a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance).

a 'taster module' earning UCL credits.

Assessment: 2 hour unseen written exam on 24th May 2018.


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