Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

A34616 Physical Activity in Health and Disease
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc/PGDip Sports and Exercise Medicine and MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine students

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Designated Period 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module will cover the relationship between physical activity and specific medical conditions; exercise under specific conditions and the practical aspects of medical management in sport. Encompassing internationalisation, physical activity and health and disease in developing countries is also addressed.

Teaching takes place in formal lectures, with internal and external specialist lecturers and in small group format – with informal seminars undertaken by the students with supervision from the module convenor.

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  • Method and Frequency of Class:
    Specific Activities are not listed
    Further Activity Details:

    20-minute introductory lecture
    13 x 1-hour lectures
    2 x 2-hour lectures
    8 X 2-hour seminars
    2 x 2-hour revision session
    163 hours directed private study

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 65 Written examination 
    Presentation 1 35 Journal club presentation - 30 minutes 


    Education Aims:  To provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the relationship between physical activity, disease and health and the impact these conditions may have on the ability to exercise. This module also aims to address some of the psychological issues associated with the healthy and the injured athlete. It will enhance the student’s ability to apply theoretical knowledge to the practical situation, and to critically appraise recent literature on sports medicine practice.

    It will aim to promote an understanding of the ethical issues within sports medicine, including performance enhancement issues.

    Learning Outcomes:  
    Knowledge and Understanding:


    Offering School:  Medicine

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