labs are designed to provide simple data collection experiences.
The challenging aspect of these labs is exploring the literature
to find the answers to the questions which apply principles of
exercise physiology to the clinical setting.
Reading Reserves can be found at http://ereserves.indiana.edu/coursepage.asp?cid=574&page=01
INTRODUCTION TO THE LABORATORY:
the Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab with a simple scavenger hunt
for rooms and equipment. (10 Points)
to familiarize you with taking and analyzing resting 12 lead electrocardiograms.
This lab also compares normal resting ECGs to those taken during
exercise. (One Lab Session: 115 Points)
RATE/BLOOD PRESSURE/DOUBLE PRODUCT: The
cardiovascular response to exercise varies with different types
of exercise. This lab explores the basic heart rate and blood
pressure response to posture, static and dynamic exercise, steady
state and progressive exercise, water vs. land, and above vs.
below the head exercise. (Two Lab Sessions: 200 Points)
The principles of exercise prescription are based on the
relationship between heart rate and work (VO2).
This lab exposes you to the heart rate/VO2 relationship
for different modes of exercise. (Two Lab Sessions:
FUNCTION: Endothelial function
may be a more important risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol,
hypertension or physical physical inactivity. Explore the measurement
and concept of endothelial function in this demonstration lab.
WORK: This lab goes beyond the previous
labs by introducing cardiac output adjustments to exercise as
well as cardiac output adjustments to different postures during
exercise. (One Lab Session: 95 Points)
This lab explores simple spirometry and
the variation with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
(One Lab Session: 85 points)
VENTILATION: Ventilation, like
heart rate and blood pressure, varies with different forms of
exercise. This lab is designed to compare the ventilatory
response to arm vs leg work and static vs dynamic work.
(Two Lab Sessions: 100 points)
BODY COMPOSITION: Both the amount
of body fat and the distribution of body fat are associated with
modern chronic disease. This lab is designed to help you
understand the techniques of measurement, interpretation, and
limitations of selected ways of measuring body composition.
(One Lab Session: 90 Points)
BALANCE AND ELECTROMYOGRAPHY:
Neuromuscular diseases affect nerve conduction velocity
as well as sensory and motor nerve function. As a result,
balance and gait can be affected. This lab introduces
you to simple tests of nerve conduction velocity and balance. Electromyography
(EMG), the study of the electrical activity of the muscle, is
also affected by nerve function. This lab will also
integrate EMG with sensory and motor nerve conduction velocity.
(One Demonstration Lab Session)
GAIT: Nerve dysfunction
may compromise gait. This lab introduces normal gait
patterns. (One Lab Session: TBA Points)