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SES8000 : Applied Exercise Science

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Deb Dulson
  • Lecturer: Dr Owen Jeffries, Dr Sam Orange
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to provide the student with an understanding of how exercise and other key stressors influence the health of athletes and non-athletes.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following topics:

•       Relationship between acute and chronic exercise and risk of infection
•       Exercise and its impact on the immune system
•       Nutrition and exercise and their effects on health
•       Impact of environmental effects on health
•       Monitoring health and wellbeing in athletes and non-athletes
•       Sport related stressors and their impact on athletes’ health
•       Exercise and the prevention of chronic disease
•       Biomarkers: How we collect, analyse and interpret them

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion148:0048:00Preparation for assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture92:0018:00PIP - Formal lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00PIP - Introduction to the module and directed learning
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00PIP - Lab based practicals to learn about commonly used biochemical techniques in exercise science
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00PIP – Seminars to further discuss underpinning theory learnt in lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00PIP - Tutorials: assessment related
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00PIP - Formative Presentation Seminar providing feedback/guidance preparing oral presentations
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study194:0094:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures will introduce students to a range of fundamental concepts and underpinnings within the area of exercise science research with a key focus on health and wellbeing. Tutorials and small group sessions will then examine these concepts further, often with an applied focus on either athletic or patient populations. These sessions will also allow students experience to critically engage with exercise science data and research and gain skills at becoming evidence based researchers. Laboratory based practicals will also introduce students to the collection and analytical techniques commonly used within exercise science research.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60Invigilated exam - 20 MCQs, 15 short answer questions and 1 essay (1000 words max) out of a choice of 2 - PIP
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination2M4010 minute individual oral presentation followed by a 5 minute defence - PIP
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Examination2MIndividual 3 min oral presentation on topic related to their poster assignment - PIP
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

As this module’s main learning outcomes are focused around students becoming knowledgeable about the influence exercise has upon the health of athletes and non-athletes, the assessments are aimed and designed to critically evaluate this both in written and presentation format. The poster presentation assessment's secondary aim is to give students experience of presenting work in a format similar to that of poster presentations at scientific conferences and allowing them an opportunity to critically reflect on their performance.

The formative brief oral presentation is to allow students an opportunity to gain feedback on their topic content and presentation as well as method of delivery. This feedback can then be used in preparation for their poster assessment.

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