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SR 2501
EXERCISE AND HEALTH
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Gray

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

This course examines the implications of regular physical activity for both the individual and society as a whole. Also the role of sport and exercise in contemporary society will be explored.

The effects of regular exercise on physical and psychological well-being will be studied and the efficacy of physical exercise as a treatment modality in various disease states will be reviewed. Situations in which exercise is contra-indicated will be highlighted and those factors which influence participation in, and adherence to programmes of regular physical activity will be discussed.

3 one-hour lectures per week and 5 three-hour practicals over the course of the module.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). 2 MCQ exams (30% each), 2 case studies (5% each) and 2 laboratory reports (15% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ examination (70%) and previous case studies and laboratory reports (30%).