ESC3004 : Physical Activity, Exercise and Disease
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Daniel West
- Lecturer: Professor Emma Stevenson, Dr Sophie Cassidy, Dr Djordje Jakovljevic, Dr Tom Clifford
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how exercise can be used as a preventative and therapeutic method in health and disease. Students will also gain an appreciation of some of the molecular and physiological changes associated with regular physical activity programmes across different diseases.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus will cover the following topics:
• Physical activity, exercise and heart disease
• Physical activity, exercise and metabolic disease
• Physical activity, exercise and healthy ageing
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||135:00||135:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Seminars|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide the platform for providing key knowledge and concepts for students to extend in private study. Research Seminar workshops will expand on the material presented in lectures and also provides students with the opportunity to practise and reflect on, individually and in the seminar groups, their critical and analytical skills. The first lecture of the module will include information on the in course assessments.
Private study is used for self-directed learning and includes: reading lecture notes and texts; preparation for seminars; using learned resources online. Skills practiced include critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, active learning, planning, time management and organisation and independence.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||80||Essay questions, students to answer 2 from 4|
|Written exercise||1||M||20||Critique and summary of 1 paper from a choice of 4 (1000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written exam paper assesses each student’s knowledge base, comprehension and ability to be critical.
The scientific critique assesses each student’s ability to summarise literature and to have an appreciation of the scientific rationale, methods and data reporting.