Christina Spengler: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Christina Spengler
Inst. f. Bewegungswiss. und Sport
ETH Zürich, Y36 M 4
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 50 07
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

376-0130-00LLaboratory Course in Exercise Physiology Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 32.

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)

Exercise Physiology Lecture (concomitantly or passed; is selection criterion in case of more applications than lab spaces)
376-0151-00LAnatomy and Physiology I5 credits4VD. P. Wolfer, K. De Bock, G. Schratt, L. Slomianka, C. Spengler, N. Wenderoth, M. Willecke
AbstractBasic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of tissues, of the embryonal and postnatal development, the sensory organs, the neuro-muscular system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.
ObjectiveBasic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and basics of clinical pathophysiology.
ContentThe lecture series provides a short overview of human anatomy and physiology

Anatomy and Physiology I (fall term):
Basics of cytology, histology, embryology; nervous system, sensory organs, 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.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: 1st year, scientific part.
Part of the course is read and checked in English.
376-0173-AALPhysiology 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.
5 credits11RC. Spengler
AbstractPrinciples of human physiology and clinical pathophysiology.
ObjectiveUnderstand the basic principles of human physiology and mechanisms of related clinical pathophysiology.
376-0207-00LExercise Physiology4 credits3GC. Spengler, R. M. Rossi
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.
LiteratureWird in der Vorlesung bekannt gegeben.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnatomy and Physiology I + II
376-0223-00LAdvanced Topics in Exercise Physiology Restricted registration - show details
Maximal 18 Teilnehmer
4 credits2SC. Spengler, F. Gabe Beltrami, T. Gorski
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.
ContentAbout two third of the semester will be spent discussing structure and content of 2-3 scientific papers per double-lecture. This includes a student presenting the paper orally first, followed by the group discussion. Each student will also prepare and present a poster on a self-selected, scientific publication, participate in a poster discussion session and lead another discussion session as a facilitator. Student groups will prepare a scientific study design to a given, applied exercise physiology question. Furthermore, students will compare an article published in the lay press to the scientific publication the article is based on.
LiteratureMaterial will be provided in moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful completion of the Exercise Physiology Course.