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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Equine Science

Postgraduate Course: Equine Exercise Physiology (EQSC11031)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaEquine Science Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will provide students will a detailed understanding of exercise physiology and the adaptations that occur in response to athletic function. It will also focus on the design and suitability of various training regimes for all classes of the equine athlete and methods of assessing and monitoring fitness in the horse. Consideration will also be given to the health and welfare of the performance horse and the evaluation of the current research in this area of equine science
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
& Understand the structure and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
& Describe the physiological and biochemical responses to athletic function.
& Critically evaluate the suitability of various training regimes for all classes of equine athletes.
& Compare and contrast methods of assessing and monitoring fitness in the horse.
& Relate underpinning knowledge of exercise physiology to the health and welfare of the performance horse.
& Discuss the major causes of poor performance in the equine athlete, evaluate how they are diagnosed and how they may be potentially treated or managed.
Assessment Information
2 x In-course assessment each worth 50 %
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsBehaviour and Welfare
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jo-Anne Murray
Tel: (0131 6)50 6259
Email: jo-anne.murray@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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