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HL30059: Physical activity and health across the lifespan

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment 1 (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Assignment 2 (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Assignment 3 (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL30054 or take HL30155 and in taking this unit you cannot take HL30064
Further information on descriptions 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:
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
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.

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated, assessed
Spoken Communication - taught, facilitated, assessed
Problem Solving - facilitated, assessed
Working Independently - facilitated, assessed
Working as part of a group - facilitated, assessed

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; the history of physical activity; physical activity, sedentaryism and chronic disease; research design; fundamentals of Public Health; physical activity promotion and prescription; and principles and practice of behaviour modification strategies. There will also be a focus on specific populations including: children, older people, cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, obesity.
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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30059 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.