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HL40059: Physical activity and health across the lifespan

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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (750 words) (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Coursework 2 (750 words) (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Coursework 3 (1000 words) (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 module you must take HL30054 OR take HL30155
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To enable students to apply advanced 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 successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
* critically appraise and synthesise current evidence from a range of disciplines and apply them to the multi-disciplinary public health challenge of sedentary lifestyles.
* formulate multi-disciplinary, evidence-based strategies to improve sedentary lifestyles within a defined population group.

Multi- and interdisciplinary thinking (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Working independently and as part of a team (facilitated and assessed)
Planning and managing learning (facilitated)
Communication skills (facilitated and assessed)
Synthesising and interpreting diverse evidence (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Development of theory and evidence into effective practice (facilitated and assessed).

Lectures will 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: 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. 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:

HL40059 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 5)