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A34634 Physical Activity Epidemiology
(Last Updated:06 September 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

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

Taught Semesters:

Full Year Assessed by end of Designated Period 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module will cover the current public health issues relating to physical activity (and physical inactivity) with health and disease from an epidemiological perspective, globally, with respect to prevention and treatment

Teaching takes place in formal lectures and in small group format.

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

20-minute introductory lecture
7 x 2-hour lectures
1 x 2-hour systematic review session
1 x 2 hour formative session
82 hours self-directed study

Method of Assessment: 

Assignment 100 2,000-3,000 words completed systematic review 

Professor M O'Hanlon

Education Aims:  To provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health. In the current climate this is of the utmost importance. The current thinking of exercise as a form of health promotion and illness treatment will be explored. The epidemiology of disease and exercise behaviour will be explored along with the understanding of the changing population demographics.

Learning Outcomes:  
Knowledge and Understanding:


Offering School:  Medicine

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