Module JXH-1028:
Physical Activity & Health

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Dr Jennifer Cooney

Overall aims and purpose

This module will examine a variety of factors that relate to physical activity and health which will be expanded upon in subsequent years of study. On successful completion of this module students will be able to: 1 Understand the relationships between physical activity and physiological and psychological health. 2 Appreciate the importance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk using current physical activity guidelines. 3 Understand key principles behind physical activity, health promotion and adherence to exercise.

Course content

On successful completion of this module students will be able to: 1) Understand the relationships between physical activity and physiological and psychological health. 2) Appreciate the importance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk using current physical activity guidelines 3) Understand key principles behind physical activity, health promotion and adherence to exercise.

Important: Students who fail the module (overall module mark less than 40%) or miss module assessments, will be required to undertake a resit or first-sit assignment in the Supplementary Assessment Week (SAW). The SAW will be held in the second week of July 2018 (exact date to be confirmed nearer to the time). If you are resitting your assignment, your mark will be capped at 40%.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

D- To D+ (40-49%) Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of the major principals behind physical activity, health promotion and adherence to exercise. Their answers will contain some errors or omissions and some reference to relevant literature (see addional criteria below).

good

C- To C+ (50-59%) Student will demonstrate some understanding of the major principals behind physical activity, health promotion and adherence to exercise. They will demonstrate adequate reference to relevant literature (see additional criteria below).

excellent

A- To A+ (70-100%) Student will demonstrate an excellent in-depth understanding of the major principals behind physical activity, health promotion and adherence to exercise. They will demonstrate evidence of wide research and reading of the relevant literature (see additional criteria below).

Learning outcomes

  1. On successful completion of this module students will be able to: 1) Understand the relationships between regular physical activity and physical and mental health outcomes. 2) Understand key principles behind physical activity, health promotion and adherence to exercise.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
EXAM mcq 1 exam 50
EXAM MCQ 2 exam 50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

Class-based seminars with group discussion, interactive questions to test understanding of lecture content, and application of knowledge to real-life setting. Directed reading will also be given to help you in your private study time.

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Private study

The best strategy is to go over the lecture content, contact the lecturer and book a tutorial for any information that is unclear or if you want to have a stimulating discussion about the topic! Try to search for relevant articles on PUBMED and watch Dr Aamer Sandoo's YouTube revision videos to consolidate your knowledge.

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Transferable skills

  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • 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.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team

Subject specific skills

  • 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
  • develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
  • work effectively independently and with others

Resources

Resource implications for students

Please note: it is NOT essential that you purchase these books as they are available in the normal site library. There are a limited number, so if you are having problems accessing them, please let us know. Additionally, any core reading from these books will be posted on blackboard under resources. In addition, for his component of the module, Aamer will create specialized revision videos on his YouTube Revision channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfslQe8hBQ3fSrC31HcZDw) and post useful additional information and resources on his Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/DrAamerSandoo).

Reading list

Blackboard Site – reading lists and links to useful papers will be posted on Blackboard, along with lecture handouts. Key papers will also be posted here.

Other resources: • Dishman, R.K et al (2004) Physical Activity Epidemiology, Human Kinetics

• Hardman, AE. and Stensel D (2009) Physical activity and Health: The evidence explained, Routledge

• Biddle, S.J.H., Mutrie, N. and Gorely, T. (2015). Psychology of physical activity: Determinants, well-being and interventions (3rd edition). London: Routledge

These books are located in the normal site library.

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