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Christina Spengler: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Christina Spengler
FieldAllgemeine und Sportphysiologie
Address
Inst. f. Bewegungswiss. und Sport
ETH Zürich, Y36 M 4
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailchristina.spengler@hest.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.epl.hest.ethz.ch/
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipAdjunct Professor and Privatdozentin

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
376-0130-00LLaboratory Course in Exercise Physiology Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 48.

BWS: Amandatory for "Exercise physiology".
HST: Possible from the 5th semester on,
3 credits4PC. Spengler
AbstractConduct physical performance tests and measurements that are typically used to assess performance of athletes and/or patients and that deepen the understanding of physiological processes in response to physical exertion.
ObjectiveGain hands-on experience in exercise physiology and consolidate knowledge on physiological adaptations to different types and degrees of physical activity and climatic influences. Learn fundamental assessment techniques of the muscular system, the cardio-respiratory system and of whole-body performance, learn scientifically correct data analysis and interpretation of results. Insight into today's Sports Medicine.
ContentLaboratory course:
Various exercise tests assessing human performance and assessments of physiological responses to activity (examples are VO2max-test, Conconi-Tests, Determination of anaerobic threshold, Cooper-Test, 1-repetition maximum test, lactate minimum test), dynamometry, mechanography, body composition etc.). Insight into measurements in Sports Medicine.
Lecture notesTutorial on Laboratory Experiments in Exercise Physiology
(Editor: Exercise Physiology Lab)
LiteratureSchmidt/Lang/Heckmann: Physiologie des Menschen, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg

Kenney/Wilmore/Costill: Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Human Kinetics
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite:
Anatomy and physiology classes and lab course in physiology successfully completed (BWS students please contact C. M. Spengler)

Desirable:
Exercise Physiology Lecture (concomitantly or passed; is selection criterion in case of more applications than lab spaces)
376-0151-00LAnatomy and Physiology I Information 5 credits4VM. Ristow, K. De Bock, L. Slomianka, C. Spengler, N. Wenderoth, D. P. Wolfer
AbstractBasic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of tissues, of the embryonal and postnatal development, of the basic terminology of pathology, the neuro-muscular system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.
ObjectiveBasic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and basics of clinical pathophysiology.
ContentShort overview of human anatomy, physiology and general pathology.

Anatomy and Physiology I (fall term):
Basics of cytology, histology, embryology, general pathology; nervous system, muscles, cardiovascular system, respiratory system

Anatomy and Physiology II (spring term):
digestive system, kidney and urinary tract, endocrine system, skin, thermoregulation, sensory organs, male and female reproductive system, pregnancy and child birth.
Lecture notes"Wolfer, Rhyner, Sebele und Müntener: "Anatomie und Physiologie"; http://www.dpwolfer.ch"
LiteratureAnatomie:

Schiebler TH, Korf H-W: Anatomie (10. vollständig überarbeitete Auflage)
Steinkopff / Springer, Heidelberg 2007

Martini FH, Timmons MJ, Tallitsch RB. Human Anatomy
6th edition, Pearson, San Francisco 2008, (7. Auflage Juli 2011)

Physiologie:
Schmidt/Lang/Heckmann: Physiologie des Menschen, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (31. Auflage)
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: 1. Jahr, naturwissenschaftlicher Teil
376-0152-AALAnatomy and Physiology I+II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
10 credits21RC. Spengler, D. P. Wolfer
AbstractPrinciples of human embryology, anatomy and histology
Basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of tissues, the embryonal and postnatal development, the cardiovascular system, kidney, the intestines and the basics of pathology.
ObjectiveBasic Knowledge of human embryology, anatomy and histology with focus on vegetative Anatomy; understanding structure - function relationships.
Foundations of human anatomy and physiology and basics of clinical pathophysiology.
376-0207-00LExercise Physiology4 credits3GC. Spengler
AbstractThis course provides an overview over molecular and systemic aspects of neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations to acute and chronic exercise as well as the interactions of the different systems influencing factors, e.g. genetics, gender, age, altitude/depth, heat/cold, with respect to performance and health.
ObjectiveThe aim of this course is to understand molecular and systemic aspects of neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations to acute and chronic exercise as well as the interaction of the different systems regarding health-relevant aspects and performance in healthy people and persons with selected diseases. Furthermore, students will understand the influence of genetics, gender, age, altitude/depth, heat and cold on the named factors.
ContentHistory of Exercise Physiology, research methods, fibertype heterogeneity and its functional significance, neural control of muscle force, molecular nad cellular mechanisms of muscle adaptation to resistance, endurance and stretching exercise, interindividual variability in the response to training, cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise, sexi differences relevant to exercise performance, exercise in hot and cold environment, children and adolescents in sport and exercise, exercise at altitude and depth, aging and exercise performance, exercise for health, exercise in the context of disease.
Lecture notesOnline material is provided during the course.
LiteratureRecommended textbooks:

William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch
Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, Eighth Edition, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451191554

W.L. Kenney, J.H. Wilmore, D.L. Costill
Physiology of Sport and Exercise
5th Edition, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0-7360-9409-2 / ISBN-10: 0-7360-9409-1
Prerequisites / NoticeAnatomy and Physiology I + II
376-0223-00LAdvanced Topics in Exercise Physiology Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2SC. Spengler, F. Gabe Beltrami, J. M. Kroepfl
AbstractIn this course, students read, present and discuss seminal publications in the area of exercise physiology. The focus lies on critical analysis of scientific content, conceptual as well as ethical aspects of publications. Students are trained in the most common scientific presentation techniques such as oral and poster presentations.
ObjectiveStudents gain further knowledge and a deeper understanding of concepts in exercise physiology. Emphasis is put on critical analysis and discussion of scientific publications as well as on improving scientific presentation skills.
LiteratureMaterial will be provided in moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful completion of the Exercise Physiology Course.
557-3010-00LPractical Training I Restricted registration - show details 15 credits15PC. Spengler
Abstract3-months practical experience with topics from the major exercise physiology.
ObjectiveThe students should obtain practical experience of 3 month length in possible job environments. The selected places (internal or external) should be as close as possible by the major exercise physiology.
ContentThe content of the practica is determined by the supervisor together with the student.
Prerequisites / NoticePractica can be combined with the master thesis. In such a case, it can only be started after the Bachelor Degree was obtained and the Vertiefungsleiter has approved the study.
557-3011-00LPractical Training II Restricted registration - show details 15 credits15PC. Spengler
Abstract3-months practical work with topics from the major exercise physiology.
ObjectiveThe students should obtain practical experience of 3 month length in possible job environments. The selected places (internal or external) should be as close as possible by the major exercise physiology.
ContentThe content of the practical work is determined by the supervisor together with the student.
Prerequisites / NoticePractical work can be combined with the master thesis. In such a case, it can only be started after the Bachelor Degree was obtained and the Vertiefungsleiter has approved the study.
557-3100-00LMaster's Thesis Restricted registration - show details
Only students who fulfill the following criteria are allowed to begin with their master thesis:
a. successful completion of the bachelor programme;
b. fulfilling of any additional requirements necessary to gain admission to the master programme.
30 credits30DC. Spengler
Abstract6-months research study with topics from the major exercise physiology.
ObjectiveThe student shall apply his basic knowledge in a practical scientific study. He/she will be confronted with the requirements of scientific working. He/she must master this requirements.
ContentThe content of the master thesis is determined by the supervisor together with the student. The thesis can begin only after the approval Vertiefungsleiter.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe master thesis can only be started after the Bachelor Degree was obtained and the Vertiefungsleiter has approved the study.