Modules for course B6AP | MSC/EXREHAB
MSc Exercise Rehabilitation

These are the modules currently offered on this course in the 2019–20 academic year.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-4001: Exercise is Medicine (30) Core
    This seminar style module explores the theoretical basis of aging on several physiological systems of the body. The module will also discuss the implications of a number of pathological conditions including depression, chronic kidney disease and microvascular disease on health. Students will also gain insights about cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with a particular focus on blood vessel function. Practical sessions will help students explore techniques used for blood vessel imaging in cardiovascular research, and help provide students with interview and clinical examination skills. The aim of the module is to help provide students with an understanding of the pathophysiology and prevention of lifestyle and age-related diseases.
  • JXH-4008: Supervised Experience (20) Core
    The content of this module will be largely student specific and include activities (workshops, directed reading, client based work) that will develop the individual's personal applied support skills. The module will commence with the students completing an individual self-assessment of their current skills/knowledge base and setting personal goals to enable them to improve their applied support skills. All students will attend units (workshops) on thier ethics in research and consultancy, needs analysis and counselling skills. Discipline specific workshops will also take place. A portfolio will be developed that records activities including meetings with supervisor, workshop attendance, meetings and a plan of work with at least one client, and thoughts/evaluations of all meetings and workshops (i.e., evidence of reflective practice).

Semester 2

  • JXH-4001: Exercise is Medicine
    This seminar style module explores the theoretical basis of aging on several physiological systems of the body. The module will also discuss the implications of a number of pathological conditions including depression, chronic kidney disease and microvascular disease on health. Students will also gain insights about cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with a particular focus on blood vessel function. Practical sessions will help students explore techniques used for blood vessel imaging in cardiovascular research, and help provide students with interview and clinical examination skills. The aim of the module is to help provide students with an understanding of the pathophysiology and prevention of lifestyle and age-related diseases.
  • JXH-4005: Exercise Psychology (20) Core
    This module will examine some of the major theoretical and practical issues in applied exercise psychology. Specifically, the following topics will be explored: the role of mental skills and confidence in exercising regularly; self-discrepancies; barriers and motivators for exercise; motivation and motivationally supportive environments; and counselling for exercise behaviour change. In addition, a student-led approach will be adopted with students researching and verbally presenting material on a chosen topic. Teaching will comprise lectures, seminars and group work.
  • JXH-4008: Supervised Experience
    The content of this module will be largely student specific and include activities (workshops, directed reading, client based work) that will develop the individual's personal applied support skills. The module will commence with the students completing an individual self-assessment of their current skills/knowledge base and setting personal goals to enable them to improve their applied support skills. All students will attend units (workshops) on thier ethics in research and consultancy, needs analysis and counselling skills. Discipline specific workshops will also take place. A portfolio will be developed that records activities including meetings with supervisor, workshop attendance, meetings and a plan of work with at least one client, and thoughts/evaluations of all meetings and workshops (i.e., evidence of reflective practice).

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  • JXH-4003: Advance Research Skills (20) (Semester 1) Core
    The module comprises three parts: Part A: Quantitative research design Using an experiential and flipped teaching format, students will read a series of scientific papers to develop their critical understanding of research design, including formulating a question, generating a hypothesis, study designs, sampling methods, ensuring validity and reliability, and good dissemination practices. Both original investigations and review studies will be included. Part B of this module covers material relevant to the analysis of group differences and regression analyses using quantitative methods. Specific content includes: Single factor analysis of variance with and without repeated measures; Two factor analysis of variance with and without repeated measures; Single factor and two factor multivariate analysis of variance (with and without repeated measures); Doubly repeated measures analysis of variance; Analysis of covariance; Follow-up procedures for all of the above; Assumptions underpinning all of the above and available options for dealing with violations to these assumptions. Regression based analyses: simple and multiple linear regression; curvilinear regression; mediation and indirect effects; moderated hierarchical regression; moderated mediation. Part C: Qualitative research methods and analysis. The qualitative part of the module will address the different philosophical positions underpinning quantitative and qualitative research; qualitative research data collection methods, including interviews, focus groups and observational methods; and qualitative data analysis, including thematic content analysis, grounded theory and discourse analysis.
  • JXH-4020: Research Methods (20) (Semester 1) Core

Optional Modules

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