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SR2501: EXERCISE AND HEALTH (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

  • this course covers many ways in which exercise can be a useful tool in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health;
  • examples of the areas covered include cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, cancer, ageing, psychological conditions and immune   dysfunction. The pathophysiology underlying these conditions will be introduced and how exercise can be a modulating factor;
  • this will prepare you for further study in clinical exercise physiology;
  • practical classes will deliver hands on science and will also cover data handling and statistical analysis

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Jenny Gregory

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 29, 32
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26, 29, 32, 35
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 27 - 28, 30 - 31, 33 - 34

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

2 x MCQ 30% each

Case Study 10%

Post Practical Online Test 14%

Post Practical Lab Report 14%

Discussion Board 2%

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberStudents will discover and remember how exercise can be a useful tool in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to adapt and apply some topics e.g. body-composition outside the classroom setting.
ConceptualApplyStudents will be able to manage and present basic data e.g. results of practicals.

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