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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL30059: Physical activity and health across the human lifespan

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL30054 and take HL30155 and in taking this unit you cannot take HL30064
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and understanding of basic Sport and Exercise Sciences to multidisciplinary Public Health challenges related to sedentary lifestyles and chronic disease.

Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate an ability to synthesise current evidence from a range of disciplines and apply them to the multi-disciplinary Public Health challenge of sedentary lifestyles. Demonstrate an ability to formulate multi-disciplinary, evidence-based strategies to improve sedentary lifestyles within a range of population groups.

Lectures build on disciplinary knowledge gained from previous units and apply it to identification of health problems associated with sedentary lifestyles. Evidence will be presented within a variety of frameworks - e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Ecology. Contextual information may include: physiological processes, social psychology, lifecourse epidemiology, physical activity and chronic disease, research design, fundamentals of Public Health, physical activity promotion and prescription and principles and practice of behaviour modification strategies. Discussion groups will address potential approaches to solving the problem of sedentary lifestyles. Coursework tasks will focus on practical, evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions to sedentary living in defined population groups.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL30059 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.