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Exercise Physiology


This module will describe the underlying mechanism of how human body responds to exercise using principles from basic science and applications from exercise science.


The objectives of this course are to:

1. Introduce the theoretical knowledge required for applied exercise physiology testing. 

2. Highlight the energy metabolism during rest, exercise, and recovery from exercise.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course student will be able to:

1. Understand and describe the cellular mechanisms of life span.

2. Understand and describe the energy expenditure and substrate utilization during rest, exercise, and recovery from exercise.

The topics will be covered in this module
- The cellular lifespan 
- The immune response to exercise 
- Introduction to energy turnover and substrate utilization
- Exercise and carbohydrate metabolism
- Exercise and protein metabolism
- Exercise and fat metabolism
- Exercise metabolism during exercise


MYR 350per module

Non USM (Local)

MYR 450per module

Non USM (International)

USD 200per module

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PENSYARAH UNIVERSITI DS51 Bachelor In Genetics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; MSc. Sport Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia; PhD, Genomic (Cancer), Universiti Sains Malaysia; PhD, Health Science, University of Sydney, Australia
Expertise : Medical Genetics; Preventive Medicine; Sports Physiology

Dr. Hazwani Ahmad Yusof @ Hanafi was born in June 1985 in Kelantan, Malaysia. She received Bachelor of Science with Honors (Genetics) in August 2007 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and completed Master of Science (Sports Science) in August 2009 from Universiti Sains Malaysia. In 2016, she completed PhD through the Cotutelle program between Universiti Sains Malaysia and the University of Sydney, Australia where she was awarded with two PhD (Genomics, Cancer) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and PhD (Health Sciences) from the University of Sydney, Australia. She is currently appointed as the Head of Department of Community Health and Head of Clinical Exercise Service in the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also one of the Executive Board Member of Asian Council of Exercise & Sports. Dr. Hazwani has a passion for research related to sports science, sports genetics, physical activity, and health sciences. 


Expertise : Specialisation: Aging and Health Studies Research interests: 1) The effects of dual-task training in fully-immersive virtual reality on older adults with mild cognitive impairments 2) Osteosarcopenic obesity and related musculoskeletal disorders in older adults 3) Sensor-based analysis of physical activity in healthy older adults 4) The effects of Resveratrol on exercise-induced delayed onset muscle soreness

Dr. Nurdiana Zainol Abidin is a Senior Lecturer at Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her Bachelor degree is in Biomedical Sciences and her Master degree is in Health Sciences.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham Malaysia in 2021. Her specialty is in aging and health studies. Her research interests include the interrelationship between fat, bone and muscle in the context of aging, the role of skeletal muscle in health longevity and the use of technological interventions to improve musculoskeletal health and cognitive functioning of older adults.