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HL30512: Advanced issues in physical activity, health & the body

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework Portfolio (CW 100% - 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 module you must take HL20416
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop understanding of the socially constructed concepts of health and physical activity within contemporary society.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Critically evaluate the discursive constitution of (un)healthy & (in)active bodies
* Critically appraise knowledge on the impact of commercialism and the media on the image of the fit/fat body
* Understand how the body, health care technologies and health care settings are variously conceptualized, represented and/or constituted

Analysis of research and reflection (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Independent work (facilitated)
Qualitative research skills (facilitated)
Written communication (facilitated and assessed)
Oral presentation and communication (facilitated)
Working with others (facilitated)
Problem solving (facilitated)
Synthesise information from a variety of sources (facilitated and assessed)
Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response (taught, facilitated and assessed)

In applying socio/psychological theoretical knowledge to the practices of health and physical activity, students will critically engage with the discursive construction of the physically active bodyaround the following key topics:
* Moral Panic and contemporary health problems,
* The discursive constitution of the (un)healthy and (in)active body
* Health, the body and Schooling
* Public pedagogies and mediatised health
* Disordered and (dis)abled bodies, Engagement with broader cultural artefacts such as art, literature, film, cyberculture will be encouraged to augment learning.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30512 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)