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SR2501: EXERCISE AND HEALTH (2022-2023)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2022 13:00


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
Co-ordinators
  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week s 26 - 28, 30 - 31, 33 - 35
  • 1 Lecture during University week s 29, 32
  • 1 Practical during University week s 29, 32
  • 1 Tutorial during University week 34

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

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Discussion Board

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Case Study

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2 Multiple Choice Question Assessments (30% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element(s)

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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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