Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Seminar in Human Performance (3 cr)
K690 | 6319 | Brechue


TOPIC: Muscle Physiology

CLASS MEETING:
Two 50 minute lectures; 1-2 hour discussion period

PREREQUISITES:
A215, P215 (Human Physiology), C105-106, C483, or equivalent..

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Study of skeletal muscle structure, theory of contraction, mechanics, and
energetics.  Basis for muscle fatigue, adaptation strategies, hormonal
regulation of muscle structure-function, and disorders of voluntary muscle
are covered.  Topics also include comparative view of cardiac and smooth
muscle structure-function.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
	1.    Skeletal Muscle Structure
	2.    Theory of Contraction
	3.    Excitation-Contraction Coupling
	4.    Muscle Mechanics
	5.    Muscle Energetics
	6.    Hormonal Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Structure-Function
	7.    Adaptation Strategies to Training
	8.    Muscle Fatigue
	9.    Disorders of Voluntary Muscle
	10.  Cardiac and Smooth Muscle

TEXTBOOK:
Selected journal articles.
EVALUATION PROCESS:
	Written Midterm				25%
	Oral Final					35%
	Paper						20%
	Written assignments and class discussion	20%