HLTH07022 2013 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

General Details

Full Title
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Transcript Title
PA for SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Code
HLTH07022
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eimear Donlon
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

This module will enable the learner to apply various concepts and theories in exercise physiology and exercise prescription to practical settings involving special populations.  This application will equip learners with skills and competencies to plan, devise and lead physical activity programmes with various population groups.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Examine theoretical principles of exercise prescription and subsequent guidelines for a variety of special populations.

2.

Demonstrate correct application of the principles of exercise prescription for any of the following special populations- females, children, older adult, people with disabilities and certain clinical conditions.

3.

Integrate theory into professional practice by designing physical activity programmes, considering the client's competencies and requirements and identifying special considerations pertaining to the specific population group.

4.

Be self-aware, open, appreciative and sensitive to others in a group environment working within allocated responsibility.

5.

Work as part of a team to plan, deliver and/or evaluate exercise programmes/physical activity sessions for special populations.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy for this modules focusses on practical application of theory in real world scenarios. written reports assess ability to plan appropriate PA sessions, practical evaluation assess ability to work, communicate and engage in team environments with certain populations.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Gender Considerations

  • Physiological differences between men and women
  • The female triad
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Exercise prescription

Exercise and physical activity for children 

  • Physiological and developmental differences between children and adults                                    
  • Thermoregulation
  • Exercise capacity
  • Exercise Prescription

Physical Activity & the older adult                                                 

  • Anatomical and physiological changes with age
  • Aging of the organ systems
  • Precautions & special consideration during exercise
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Exercise prescription

Physical Activity for individuals with a disability

  • Definitions and etiology of physical/sensory/motor/intellectual disabilities
  • Cardio-Respiratory and Musculo-Skeletal capacities
  • Special considerations
  • Exercise Prescription

Exercise prescription for certain clinical conditions

  • Neuromuscular and skeletal conditions, metabolic conditions, cardiovascular/cardiorespiratory conditions, obesity, cancer etc.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Observation of student's interaction within tasks and contribution to group activities Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 5
2 Practical Evaluation Predelivery assessment of practical activity for population group Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 8 3,5
3 Group Project Plan of proposed activity session for population group Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 6 2,3,4,5
4 Written Report Individual post activity evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 9 3,4,5
5 Multiple Choice Moodle quiz theory assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 10 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Theory assessment Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical MPC Practical/Activity sessions 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) 2009 ACSM's Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology, 2nd Edition Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ACSM (2009) Exercise Management for persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities 3rd Ed. Human Kinetics

Skinner.J.S (2005) Exercise Testing & Exercise Prescription for Special Cases Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Taylor.A & Johnson.M. (2007)Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging Human Kinetics

Williamson.P., (2011) Exercise for Special Populations Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

URL Resources
http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=741
Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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