Postgraduate Course: Equine Exercise Physiology (EQSC11027)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Describe the physiological and biochemical responses to athletic function;
Understand and evaluate the suitability of various training regimes for all classes of equine athletes;
Discuss methods of assessing and monitoring fitness in the horse;
Consider the health and welfare of the performance horse;
Have an awareness of the major causes of poor performance in the equine athlete, how they are diagnosed and how they may be potentially treated or managed.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning using the virtual learning environment Web CT as the delivery platform.
|Course organiser||Mrs Bryony Waggett
Tel: (0131 6)50 8783
|Course secretary||Mrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363