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Only available to students enrolled in H343 and D394 or S323 students completing the Nutrition and Exercise Science major.
Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to email@example.com. Enrolment quotas apply.
S Fraser (B)
Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010
1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour tutorial in alternate weeks, 1 x 2 hour practical in alternate weeks
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
(Unit offered at G from 2014)
This unit provides an overview of the health benefits of physical activity and the health consequences of physical inactivity. From a biological perspective, this unit will examine the impact of exercise or physical activity on various physiological systems including the endocrine, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This unit will examine disorders and diseases associated with these physiological systems including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome including obesity, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders including sarcopenia and osteoporosis, respiratory disease and neurological disorders. The pathogenesis of these diseases will be addressed, and how exercise or physical activity can be prescribed in order to prevent and/or treat these disorders and diseases. Practical classes will provide students with a 'hands on' opportunity to reinforce the theory delivered in lectures and tutorials.
Examination (2 hours) 50%, oral presentation (15 minutes) 25%, written report (2000 words) 25%
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 2009 8th Edition Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, USA, Philadelphia
Unit Fee Information
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* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.