|Delivery length / details
|10 x 2 Hour Seminars
|11 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|3000 Word written report
|2 Hours Written Examination
|3 Hours Written examination
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;
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.
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.
|Application of Number
|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
|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 findings will be required to support rationale for written report.
|Working within a team during the performance of both laboratory and field based physiological testing.
This module is at CQFW Level 6