ST6064 - Clinical Exercise Physiology (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|Module title||Clinical Exercise Physiology|
|Module level||Honours (06)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Human Sciences|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2017/18||
This module analyses the relationships between exercise and a variety of disease states including cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic diseases. It focuses on aetiology, prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation.
Prior learning requirements
The aims of this module are aligned with the qualification descriptors within the Quality Assurance Agency’s Framework for Higher Educations Qualifications.
This module analyses the interactions between exercise and a variety of disease. It covers both general topics such as epidemiology and pathology, as well as specific conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and psychological disorders. The module aims to give students some theoretical and practical experience of describing and understanding clinical conditions.
Critical analysis of concepts of health and fitness; principles of epidemiological investigation.
Disease patterns of developed countries including concepts of risk factors; genetic and environmental factors.
Exercise and the disease state, including a variety of degenerative and psychological disorders.
Introduction to exercise testing and prescription for those with diseases.
Learning and teaching
The basic structure to teaching and learning will involve theory-driven lectures supported by interactive seminars and practical sessions. Lectures will provide the essential theoretical base, whereas seminars/practicals offer students an opportunity to apply this knowledge to sport and exercise practice.
Assessments will be dispersed evenly across the semester enabling students to gain early feedback and reflect on progress in an ongoing basis.
Students’ study responsibilities are articulated in the FLS Staff/Student Agreement which is available via the Faculty Web site.
- Understand the principles of epidemiological investigations and how they can be applied to investigate the interactions between exercise and diseases.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the aetiology and characteristics of a range of degenerative conditions, including the role of exercise in causation and treatment
- Effectively collect and critically interpret some physiological measurements relevant to degenerative diseases
The module will be assessed by a practical report and a written examination at the end of the semester. These assessments will focus on specific learning outcomes:
-Practical reports (1200 words): LO 2 and 3
-Written examination (1h): LO 1 and 2
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