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HSE320 - Exercise in Health and Disease

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D394 OR S323 students completing the Nutrition and Exercise Science major (MJ-H000026).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Robin Daly

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Kirsten Howlett

Prerequisite:HSE301
Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week via CloudDeakin, 1 x 2 hour seminar in alternate weeks, 1 x 2 hour practical in alternate weeks

Content

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 classes and seminars.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Multiple choice (2 x 15 min online exams) 10%
Assessment task 2: Oral presentation (15 minutes) 20%
Assessment task 3: Written report (2000 words) 20%
Assessment task 4: Practical exam 10%
Assessment task 5: Examination (90 minutes) 40%

Recommended texts

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (2013) Ninth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, USA, Philadelphia

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon


2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:


Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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