HSE320 - Exercise in Health and Disease
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrolment quotas apply.
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Kirsten Howlett
Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010
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
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 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%
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (2013) Ninth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, USA, Philadelphia
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