Nutrition for Exercise Rehab
Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Anthony Blanchfield
Overall aims and purpose
Nutritional awareness is a vital attribute for individuals who work with clients and patients in an exercise rehabilitation setting. This nutrition module will supplement your skill-set in exercise rehabilitation by providing you with a thorough understanding of how optimal and sub-optimal dietary consumption can influence wellness and illness.
The module aims to provide you with an understanding of dietary recommendations and guide you on how to apply them in practice alongside dietary assessment and behaviour change techniques. The module places a specific focus on general health, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and malnutrition.
This module will cover a range of topics that will complement your knowledge of exercise rehabilitation. Generally the module will cover key nutritional themes for exercise rehabilitation. As an indicative list, the module may cover topics such as dietary assessment, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, malnutrition and dietary behaviour change.
Merit: Students must show a good grasp of the topic. Clear presentation of data. Good capacity to interpret the data. Concise writing style with no notable omissions, errors or irrelevancies; adequate referencing, and a wide use of primary resources.
Distinction: Students must show an ability to critically reconstruct material and evidence of wide reading of current research literature and extensive use of primary sources. Students are able to accurately present, interpret and analyse data and form clear conclusions to answer the question.
Pass: Students must show a reasonable grasp of the topic and its most prominent literature. Suboptimal presentation of data and limited interpretation of findings. Limited critique of research literature. Sound conclusions.
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to critically assess the evidence for dietary recommendations for certain conditions encountered in exercise rehabilitation, e.g., obesity,diabetes, cardiovascular disease and malnutrition.
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to systematically assess an individuals dietary intake and compare this to relevant nutritional guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to critically consider dietary intake and evaluate how to apply behaviour change skills accordingly.
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to provide comprehensive evidence-based, condition specific, realistic dietary advice relevant to exercise rehabilitation.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The module will consist of 5, four hour, sessions with each separate session designed to neatly address a key nutritional theme that is directly relevant for exercise rehabilitation. The module content will be structured in a way that makes the overlap between key weekly themes evident in order to provide a larger and more broadly packaged insight into nutrition for exercise rehabilitation.
To achieve this, each four hour session will adopt a blend of lecture driven theory alongside practical and group-based tasks that allow students to derive critically driven context from the theoretical knowledge that they receive.
A reading list is supplied for private learning. Students will also be encouraged to engage in their own independent learning during private study and may be provided with specific weekly tasks where appropriate.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- demonstrate evidence of competence in the scientific methods of enquiry, and interpretation and analysis of relevant data and statistical outputs.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
- accurately interpret case study data
- develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-4416.html
Example reading is contained below:
Astbury, N. M., Aveyard, P., Nickless, A., Hood, K., Corfield, K., Lowe, R., & Jebb, S. A. (2018). Doctor Referral of Overweight People to Low Energy total diet replacement Treatment (DROPLET): pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 362, k3760. doi:10.1136/bmj.k3760
Davis, C. S., Clarke, R. E., Coulter, S. N., Rounsefell, K. N., Walker, R. E., Rauch, C. E., . . . Ryan, L. (2015). Intermittent energy restriction and weight loss: a systematic review. European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 70, 292. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.195
Mansoor, N., Vinknes, K. J., Veierød, M. B., & Retterstøl, K. (2016). Effects of low-carbohydrate diets v. low-fat diets on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Nutrition, 115(3), 466-479.
Lean, M. E., Leslie, W. S., Barnes, A. C., Brosnahan, N., Thom, G., McCombie, L., . . . Hollingsworth, K. G. (2018). Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet, 391(10120), 541-551.
Mead, A., Atkinson, G., Albin, D., Alphey, D., Baic, S., Boyd, O., . . . Flanagan, C. (2006). Dietetic guidelines on food and nutrition in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease–evidence from systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (second update, January 2006). Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, 19(6), 401-419.
Rees, K., Takeda, A., Martin, N., Ellis, L., Wijesekara, D., Vepa, A., . . . Stranges, S. (2019). Mediterranean‐style diet for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(3). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009825.pub3
Siervo, M., Lara, J., Chowdhury, S., Ashor, A., Oggioni, C., & Mathers, J. C. (2014). Effects of the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet on cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Nutrition, 113(1), 1-15. doi:10.1017/S0007114514003341