Postgraduate taught 

Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine MSc

Exercise in Clinical Populations MED5340

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students will learn about the aetiology and pathology of a number of chronic diseases and the role of physical activity in their prevention and management.

Timetable

The course will be delivered over 2-3 days of the week during teaching from semester 1

Assessment

Assessment

50% Critical Assignment

50% Presentation

Course Aims

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 :

■ Critically discuss the pathophysiology of a number of chronic diseases

■ Critically evaluate the role of exercise as a prevention tool in a number of chronic diseases

■ Critically discuss and evaluate the role of exercise as a treatment for a number of clinical conditions

■ Critically discuss and evaluate how specific patient groups have specific clinical challenges in a sporting environment, for example - the female athlete, the paediatric athlete, the disabled athlete

■ 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.