20 credits at level HE4
1. To present the case for the role of exercise in maintaining and enhancing health.
2. To introduce methods for the objective measurement of physical activity.
3. To consider key issues in the promotion and facilitation of physical activity.
1. Physical activity and health, paradigms and definitions.
2. Changing patterns of physical activity; historical, social and lifecourse.
3. The evidence for physical activity and health; epidemiological and experimental.
4. The case for exercise; Cardiovascular disease, Obesity, Diabetes, Osteoporosis.
5. Key agencies and campaigns in physical activity promotion.
6. Physical activity assessment.
The module is at level 1 and as such the emphasis will be placed on theoretical understanding and therefore will be tutor led. Lectures will be used to introduce topics; however the majority of work will be undertaken during interactive workshops and practical sessions. Practical competence will be developed through these sessions and will constitute a large proportion of this module. Tutorials will allow for guidance, feedback and clarification on progression within the given module.
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be assessed by an essay of approximately 2,000 words. The essay is especially relevant to understanding the relationship between health and physical activity and how this is informing agencies responsible for physical activity promotion. A fairly broad topic the essay will also require students to summarise information and present it in a concise and understandable manner. Learning outcome 2 will be assessed further by requiring the student to select one of the current prevalent health conditions and explore the evidence linking it to physical activity in greater detail. This evidence will be summarised in a short oral presentation of approximately 10 minutes. Learning outcomes 5 and 6 will be assessed by a short project presented as a scientific report of approximately 2,000 words. Studentsí will be required to apply one or more of the practical tools introduced in the module to assess levels and patterns of physical activity and draw health related conclusions on the basis of this assessment.
The learning hours for this module will be made up of the following components:
Lectures 11x 1 hour = 11
Practical/Workshops 11x 2 hours = 22
Tutorials 2 x 3 hours = 6
Background reading 11x 4 hours = 44
Practical/Workshop preparation 11x 3 hours = 33
Coursework preparation 2 x 30hours = 60
Presentation preparation 1 x 20 hours = 20
Presentations 1 x 3 hours = 3
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to distinguish between various conceptual models of health and physical activity.||Present and justify working definitions of health and physical activity.|
|2.||Understand the relationship between health and physical activity.||Summarise the evidence linking a range of current prevalent health conditions to low levels of physical activity.|
|3.||Know which agencies are involved in the promotion of physical activity.||Identify key agencies involved in physical activity promotion and outline the role that they play.|
|4.||Understand current approaches to physical activity promotion.||Summarise and assess the effectiveness of a range of physical activity interventions.|
|5.||Be able to assess levels and patterns of physical activity.||Assess an individual or groupís level and pattern of physical activity.|
|6.||Understand the health consequences of different levels and patterns of physical activity.||Evaluate the health consequences of an individual or groupís level and pattern of physical activity.|
|7.||Demonstrate written and oral communication skills||Produce clear, fluent structured essays and reports.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,000 word essay||2,000 word project||Presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bouchard, C., Shephard, R.J., Stephens, T.(1994) Physical Activity, Fitness and Health: Second International Symposium and Consensus Statement. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Hardman, A.E., Stensel, D.J.(2003) Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. London: Routledge.
McKenna, J., Riddoch, C.(2003) Perspectives on Health and Exercise. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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