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Department or Program: Health & Human Performance

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Course Number/Title: HHP 380/Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science

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Number of Credits: 3

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Frequency of Offering: every semester

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Catalog Description: A series of experiments designed to achieve competency in research methods, procedures, and instruments typically used in human performance laboratories. Offered each semester.

 

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This is an existing course previously approved by A2C2:  Yes

 

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This is a new course proposal: No

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University Studies Approval is requested in Oral Communications Flag

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Department Contact: Dr. Dawn E. Anderson

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Email Address danderson@winona.edu

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HHP 380

Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science- 3 s.h.

Oral Communications Flag

Catalog description

A series of experiments designed to achieve competency in research methods, procedures, and instruments typically used in human performance laboratories. Offered each semester.

General Course Information

HHP 380 (Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science) is being proposed as a Oral Communications Flag Course within the University Studies Program. HHP 235 (Professional Issues in Exercise Science), HHP 340 (Physiology of Exercise), and STAT 110/210 (Fundamentals of Statistics) are prerequisites for this course. The course has one hour of class-time and 3 hours of lab a week. The major focuses are on effectively communicating with patients, and understanding various exercise physiological concepts through laboratory experimentation, interpretation, and application of the results. This will provide competency for techniques pertinent to a laboratory environment for the exercise science major. Upon completion of the course, students will:

  1. Understand the importance of, essential information, and requirements of an informed consent.
  2. Demonstrate proper conduct working with patients/clients including professionalism, respect for privacy, and communications.
  3. Be able to take basic measurements (height & weight), environmental measures, and check calibration of basic laboratory equipment.
  4. Be able to correctly identify stop test indicators & determine contraindications for exercise.
  5. Be able to provide basic information and procedures to patients/clients prior to performing exercise tests.
  6. Be able to properly conduct and interpret data using anaerobic tests such as the isometric handgrip strength test and the Wingate bike test.
  7. Be able to properly conduct and interpret data using aerobic test such as the Åstrand bike test and VO2 max test.
  8. Be able to properly measure and interpret data for resting and exercise blood pressures.
  9. Be able to properly measure heart rate using palpatory, auscultatory, and telemetry methods.
  10. Be able to estimate body composition using BMI, girth methods, skinfold methods, and hydrostatic weighing.
  11. Be able to write using proper scientific notation and language.

 

Specific Outcomes for USP Oral Communications Courses:

A: Earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations.

One of the goals of this course is to help students effectively communicate with patients and subjects. In most of their other major classes students learn to communicate with colleagues. During each laboratory session (two sessions per week) stress is placed on communicating effectively with subjects. Students are evaluated in each of their practical exams in their conduct and their ability to orally present to patients/subjects.

B: Understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines.

Students in the class must learn to effectively communicate with different groups of people. A class period is devoted to developing consent forms. This experience allows students to gain knowledge concerning the type of information that is presented to patients and subjects. It also stresses the importance of using different terminology for the different groups they work with. Students also are practicing communicating with colleagues and patients in each laboratory session while they are practicing their clinical skills.

C: Adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences.

As in above students in the class must learn to effectively communicate with patients and also colleagues. In order to do this they must modify their speaking to the audience. In each laboratory session students practice this on each other. As a part of each laboratory assignment they are also required to write a "description of the test to a subject/patient." This allows them a chance to put down these thoughts in words and also to think about what is appropriate to say prior to actually speaking to a subject/patient.

D: Receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement.

In order to help students to learn to communicate appropriately they are encouraged to practice this in each laboratory session and to help each other whenever possible. Students are also given feedback from the instructor as he/she circulates around the laboratory observing and assisting students. Comments and suggestions for improvement from the instructor are given in written form on each laboratory assignment that is turned in. Practical exams are another opportunity for students to receive feedback from the instructor on their ability to work with patients and communicate effectively.

E: Make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in the fields.

Students are using various forms of technology that are used in the field as they participate in the laboratory activities of the day during each session. This is a vital component as they learn to use various pieces of equipment. They also use technology in developing their laboratory reports.

F: Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

Students begin working on this area with the development of consent forms. They also are developing their ability while working on their description of tests to subjects in the laboratory sessions and while writing this component of their laboratory reports. Proper documentation is required of all students during practical exams, written exams, and laboratory reports.

 

 

 

Course Description and Calendar for HHP 380

Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science

 

Course Number: HHP 380 Course title: Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science

Number of Credits: 3 s h Prerequisites: HHP 235, 340, and STAT 110 or 210

This course is a USP Oral Communications Flag course:

Such courses are required to meet the following outcomes:

A. Earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations.

B. Understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines.

C. Adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences.

D. Receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement.

E. Make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in the field.

F. Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

These letters are used in the course calendar, course objectives, and throughout the syllabus to indicate places in the class where these outcomes are met.

Catalog description

A series of experiments designed to achieve competency in research methods, procedures, and instruments typically used in human performance laboratories. Offered each semester.

Major Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of essential information, requirements of an informed consent, and the ability to orally communicate with patients/subjects. (outcomes b, c, e, f)
  2. Demonstrate proper conduct working with patients/clients including professionalism, respect for privacy, and communications. (outcomes a, b, c, d, f)
  3. Be able to take basic measurements (height & weight), environmental measures, and check calibration of basic laboratory equipment.
  4. Be able to correctly identify stop test indicators & determine contraindications for exercise.
  5. Be able to provide basic information and procedures to patients/clients prior to performing exercise tests. (outcomes a, b, c, d, e)
  6. Be able to properly conduct and interpret data using anaerobic tests such as the isometric handgrip strength test and the Wingate bike test. (outcomes a, b, c, d, e)
  7. Be able to properly conduct and interpret data using aerobic test such as the Åstrand bike test and VO2 max test. (outcomes a, b, c, d, e)
  8. Be able to properly measure and interpret data for resting and exercise blood pressures. (outcomes a, b, c, d, e)
  9. Be able to properly measure heart rate using palpatory, auscultatory, and telemetry methods. (outcomes a, b, c, d, e)
  10. Be able to estimate body composition using BMI, girth methods, skinfold methods, and hydrostatic weighing. (outcome a, b, c, d, e)
  11. Be able to write using proper scientific notation and language. (outcomes b, c, d, e, f)

Textbook:

Adams, G.M. (1998). Exercise Physiology- Laboratory Manual (3 ed.). Boston: WCB/McGraw-Hill.

 

Tentative Schedule

Class # Topic

1 Introduction

2 Informed Consent and Conduct (a, b, c, d, e, f)

3 Basic Measurements and Units of Measure (e, f)

4 Construction of Tables and Figures (e, f)

5 Lab Report Guidelines (b, c, e, f)

6 Isometric Handgrip Strength- Stop Test Indicators

7 Isometric Handgrip Strength (b, c, d, e, f)

8 Heart Rate Measurements & Rating of Perceived Exertion (a, b, c, d, e, f)

9 Wingate Bike Test (b, c, d, e, f)

10 Wingate Bike Test (b, c, d, e, f)

11 Resting Blood Pressure Information

12 Resting Blood Pressure (b, c, d, e, f)

13 Resting Blood Pressure (b, c, d, e, f)

14 Written Exam 1

15 Exercise Blood Pressure (b, c, d, e, f)

16 Exercise Blood Pressure (b, c, d, e, f)

17 Practice Day

18 Practical Exam – Resting Blood Pressure (a, c, d, e)

19 Åstrand Bike Test- Information

20 Åstrand Bike Test (b, c, d, e, f)

21 Åstrand Bike Test (b, c, d, e, f)

22 VO2max Information

23 VO2max – Bicycle ergometer (b, c, d, e, f)

24 VO2max – Bicycle ergometer (b, c, d, e, f)

25 VO2max- Data interpretation & Spirometry

26 VO2max- Treadmill (b, c, d, e, f)

27 VO2max- Treadmill (b, c, d, e, f)

28 Written Exam 2

29 Practical Exam 2 (a, c, d, e)

30 Practical Exam 2 (a, c, d, e)

31 Skinfold Information

32 Skinfolds (b, c, d, e, f)

33 Skinfolds (b, c, d, e, f)

34 Body Composition- Information- BM & Girths

35 BMI and Girth (b, c, d, e, f)

36 Hydrostatic Weighing- Video

37 Hydrostatic Weighing (b, c, d, e, f)

38 Bod Pod (b, c, d, e, f)

39 Practical Final (a, c, d, e)

40 Written Comprehensive Final

Basic instructional plan and methods utilized.

Lecture, discussion, small group work, and experiments will be used in a regular basis.

Course requirements and means of evaluation.

Grades: Exams (2 @ 125 pts) 250

25 pts-Practical, 100 pts-Written

Lab Assignments (4 @ 25 pts) 100

Final Exam (100 pts) 150

50 pts-Practical, 100 pts-Written

Total points 500

Grading: 90-100% A

80-89% B

70-79% C

60-69% D

0-59% F

 

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