Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Exercise Management in Health and Chronic Disease
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 10 x 2 Hour Seminars
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3000 Word written report  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Written Examination  50%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the epidemiological and pathophysiological evidence which underpins current guidelines for the inclusion of physical activity in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle;

Demonstrate an awareness of pre-assessment screening, risk stratification and issues related to the selection of safe and appropriate physiological assessment protocols for both healthy individuals and those suffering from chronic disease;

Interpret and evaluate data from physiological assessment protocols and demonstrate an awareness of validity and reliability issues;

Brief description

The module will cover generic aspects of physiological assessment for both healthy individuals and those presenting with a range of chronic medical conditions including pre-assessment screening, risk stratification, assessment protocols and interpretation of assessment data. In addition, students will study the epidemiological evidence for the promotion of physical activity and the pathophysiological basis of a selection of medical conditions and the effect of physical activity on the disease process.


Epidemiology and the relationship between health/disease and physical activity;
Health benefits of physical activity in the healthy population, including recommendations;
Pre-assessment screening and risk stratification;
Health-related physical fitness assessment;
Clinical assessment of those with chronic disease;
Pathophysiological basis of a range of chronic diseases: eg. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD);
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Osteoporosis; Diabetes Mellitus; Asthma;
Obesity; Hypertension; Elderly; Pregnant.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Epidemiological Meta-Analysis
Communication Written - assessed 3000 word report
Improving own Learning and Performance Identification and researching of specific medical condition to be focus of written report assessment
Personal Development and Career planning Module content has high vocational focus
Problem solving Written report assessment: Identification of issues related to specific chronic medical condition. Construction of rationale for the inclusion of specific methods to be employed within the proposed management of condition.
Research skills Research findings will be required to support rationale for written report.
Team work Working within a team during the performance of both laboratory and field based physiological testing.


This module is at CQFW Level 6