Module JXH-3048:
Exercise for Clinical Populati

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 1

Organiser: Prof Andrew Lemmey

Overall aims and purpose

This module gives students an understanding the pathophysiology of two common chronic diseases in Western Society (rheumatoid arthritis and chronic renal failure) including an appreciation of the role lifestyle plays in the risk of developing these diseases. It uses these diseases as a model for considering the consequences of such conditions in terms of disability and patient quality of life and mortality (¿Disease-disability pathway¿, ¿Rheumatoid cachexia-disability pathway¿), to enable students to:

Understand the clinical importance of assessing body composition and physical function, and to learn how these assessments can be performed in a clinical setting;

Review the current treatment options for these conditions, with an emphasis on the role of lifestyle modification (e.g. exercise, diet);

Develop an appreciation of the factors that need to be considered when prescribing a therapeutic exercise programme.

Course content

See above

Learning outcomes

  1. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    Understand the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis and chronic renal failure - including an appreciation of the role lifestyle plays in the risk of developing these diseases;

    Understand the consequences of such conditions in terms of disability and patient quality of life and mortality (specifically the Disease-disability pathway and Rheumatoid cachexia-disability pathway);

    Understand the principles of assessing body composition

  2. On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: 1 Understand the link between muscle loss and disability; 2 Appreciate the efficacy of various therapeutic approaches for preventing muscle loss and/or restoring muscle mass; 3 Appreciate appropriate means of assessing body composition and physical function; 4 Understand at a broad level the symptoms and treatment of RA and CRF.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
EXAM essay exam

Essay exam – 90 minutes; 3 essay answers relating to 3 specified research papers.

50
EXAM mid term MCQ exam December

Midterm MCQ exam – 60 minutes; 25 MCQs

50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

lectures; student interaction is encouraged

22
Private study

exam preparation, outside reading about lecture topics

78

Transferable skills

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting

Subject specific skills

  • research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
  • apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • demonstrate evidence of competence in the scientific methods of enquiry, and interpretation and analysis of relevant data and statistical outputs.

Courses including this module

Compulsory in courses:

Optional in courses: