Exercise in Clinical Populations MED5355
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
Students will learn about the aetiology and pathology of a number of chronic diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer) and the role of physical activity in their prevention and management.
This course is made up of lectures and tutorials throughout semester 1.
Requirements of Entry
Assessment: ILO's map to both forms of assessment
Poster 50% The submission of a poster (no defence) (ILO 1) prevention and/or treatment (opposite of what they conduct presentation on) (ILO 2 or 3). Students are expected to identify gaps in current knowledge and suggest future research questions (ILO 4)
50% Clinical Presentation: 10-15 minute presentation and defence on a given topic looking at the role of physical activity in either the prevention or treatment of a given disease.. (ILO 2 or 3)
This course aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the aetiology and pathology of a number of chronic diseases and the role of physical activity in their prevention and management.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to :
1. Critically discuss the pathophysiology of a number of chronic diseases
2. Critically evaluate the role of exercise as a prevention tool in a number of chronic diseases
3. Critically discuss and evaluate the role of exercise as a treatment for a number of clinical conditions
4. Identify gaps in the knowledge of use of exercise in a variety of clinical populations and design future research studies to address these issues.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.