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EHR222 Exercise in Cardiorespiratory Health (8)


Cardiorespiratory health and rehabilitation is a multifaceted area underpinned by a variety of health practices ranging from medicine to exercise science. This subject focuses on the effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system in both health and disease. This subject explores the possibilities that exist in exercise prescription and monitoring in changing the well being of persons with cardiorespiratory pathology and of healthy individuals. An indepth study of the physiology of heart and lungs will be undertaken.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise Rehabilitation) students Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to describe changes in heart function and pressures during the normal cardiac cycle;
- be able to describe the changes in exercise tolerance in specific heart and lung pathology;
- be able to describe the structural and functional differences in the different types of blood vessels in health and disease;
- be able to describe the chronotropic and inotropic regulation of the heart in health and disease;
- be able to explain the changes in cardiorespiratory function in response to different exercise modalities;
- be able to identify the range of ventilation possible at maximal exercise in health and disease;
- be able to describe/explain the changes in ventilation-perfusion and acid-base regulation at rest, exercise and in specific pathology;
- be able to prescribe exercise for cardiorespiratory rehabilitation.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Cardiac function. - Acute and chronic adaptation to exercise. - Blood and determinants of flow. - Neural control of the heart. - Pulmonary ventilation and environmental influences. - Oxygen transport. - Neural control and input to the respiratory system. - Psychological aspects of cardiorespiratory disorders. - Cardiorespiratory pathology and exercise.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.