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Module

SES3004 : Physical Activity, Exercise and Disease

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sam Orange
  • Lecturer: Professor Emma Stevenson, Dr Carl Hulston, Dr Daniel West
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how physical activity, exercise and nutrition 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, nutrition and cancer
•       Physical activity, exercise, nutrition and metabolic disease
•       Physical activity, exercise, nutrition and healthy ageing

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Preparation of oral presentation and revision for written exam.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00PIP - on campus
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials32:006:00Non-synchronous online
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1127:00127:00This includes reading and writing up lecture notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00PIP - On campus
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching32:006:00PIP - on campus
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00Synchronous Online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Synchronous online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Synchronous Online - Introductory Lecture
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and lecture materials provide the platform for providing key knowledge and concepts for students to extend in private study. practical, seminars, workshops and structured guided learning activities (e.g. quizzes) will be used to, but will use an interactive (seminar based) format to expand on the lecture material covered in online sessions. This approach provides students with the opportunity to practice and reflect on, individually and with peers, their critical and analytical skills. The Module Talk 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/Workshops; using learned resources online. Skills practiced include critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, active learning, planning, time management and organisation and independence.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A60Invigilated exam: Essay questions, students to answer 2 from 4
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination1M4010-minute individual PowerPoint presentation promoting physical activity to a specific patient group.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam paper assesses each student’s knowledge base, comprehension and ability to be critical.

The oral presentation will require the student to evaluate and summarise the evidence base for physical activity and/or exercise to a specific patient group.

Both assessments will require the student to integrate their knowledge and skills learnt from lectures, seminar-based tasks, practical sessions, and further reading.



Public health contingency:

Written examination: Online timed PC examination within 24h window completed on Canvas.

Oral presentation: Online synchronous PowerPoint presentation

Reading Lists

Timetable