HLTH08031 2019 Exercise as Medicine

General Details

Full Title
Exercise as Medicine
Transcript Title
Exercise as Medicine
Code
HLTH08031
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Edwenia OMalley, Azura Youell
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

This module introduces students to the concept of Exercise as a treatment option for numerous Chronic Illnesses.

The module will prepare learners to conduct screening, risk stratification and appropriate health, fitness and functional assessments prior to creating evidence-based exercise programmes for those with chronic health conditions or risk factors for non-communicable disease (NCD).

Learners will apply communication and motivational strategies aimed at empowering individuals with a chronic illness to adopt and self-sustain healthy lifestyle behaviours, and also how to manage ongoing communication with the individuals medical care practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain the prevalence, aetiology, basic pathophysiology, standard treatment and pharmacology of selected chronic conditions.

2.

Discuss the evidence for exercise in the prevention and management of selected chronic conditions including dose-response issues and applicable exercise-drug interactions.

3.

Apply scientific principles to prescribe safe effective exercise programmes tailored to assist clients in the management of selected cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic conditions

4.

Demonstrate the ability to select and conduct various health, fitness and functional tests, monitor psychophysiological exercise responses and suggest appropriate adaptations to programmes.

5.

Demonstrate competence in communication and motivational strategies aimed at empowering clients to take ownership of their exercise goals and commit to lifelong adherence to regular physical activity participation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time, to include lectures and small-group practicals/workshops, augmented by both  independent and directed learning.  This approach is expected to address  the various student learning needs.  The college VLE platform may be used as a repository for educational resources and a means of assessment (quizzes, assignment uploading etc).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final Exam.

Students will be required to pass both the Final Exam and the Continuous Assessment elements to achieve a pass overall.

Continuous Assessment Details:

Students will be assessed in a practical situation interviewing a peer/role-playing the initial exercise consultation.

Students will work in groups and receives feedback during practicals on their performance in testing various aspects of health, fitness and function (formative assessment).

Students will submit a written review summarising the evidence for exercise in the treatment of a selected chronic condition specifying relevant exercise prescription considerations.

Student will go on to apply the above principles to the design of an exercise programme for a case study client with a specific chronic condition.

These assessments will prepare students to undertake both the exercise consultation and exercise prescription/programming in real-life practice with exercise participants managing a chronic condition(s).

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam will be offered where the student has met the minimum attendance requirements.

Indicative Syllabus

Explain the prevalence, aetiology, basic pathophysiology, standard treatment and pharmacology of selected chronic conditions.

  • Clinical Conditions: controlled/stable Cardiovascular, Neurological & Metabolic Conditions.
    • Context: Prevalence, the extent of the problem, projected disease trajectory and public health considerations.
    • Relevant medical terminology, aetiology, basic pathophysiology, phycho-physical effects and
    • Overview of standard treatment including pharmacology and relevant drug-exercise interaction considerations

Discuss the evidence for exercise in the prevention and management of selected chronic conditions including dose-response issues and applicable exercise-drug interactions.

  • Physical activity epidemiology summarising the current evidence for exercise as a treatment for selected conditions, including dose response considerations.

Demonstrate the ability to select and conduct various health, fitness and functional tests, monitor psychophysiological exercise responses and suggest appropriate adaptations to programmes.

  • Recognising appropriate referrals, using screening protocols, risk stratification tools and understanding contraindications, exclusions and the role, responsibilities and limitations of the exercise professional.
  • Assessment of functional ability and capacity in individuals with chronic conditions.

Apply scientific principles to prescribe safe effective exercise programmes tailored to assist clients in the management of their chronic.

  • Applying evidence-based scientific principles of exercise prescription (FITTA) and specific modifications of acute programme variables applied to the design of effective programmes for the treatment of specific conditions, that follow relevant best-practise guidelines, are safe and adapted to individual capabilities.

Demonstrate competence in communication and motivational strategies aimed at empowering clients to take ownership of their exercise goals and commit to lifelong adherence to regular physical activity participation.

  • Strategies and approaches for optimising client communication, adherence and progression.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Initial Exercise Consultation Continuous Assessment Individual Project 10 % Week 5 5
2 Review of evidence for exercise in the treatment of a selected condition Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 8 2
3 Exercise Programme Design for Case Study with Chronic Condition Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 12 3
4 Assessing Health, Fitness & Function Practicals Formative Group Project - % OnGoing 4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Paper Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Science Laboratory Small group learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3.0 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
20/12/2013 ACSMs Resource Manual for Exercise Testing & Prescription (7th ed.) Lippincott: Wolters Kluwer

Required Reading
20/12/2013 ACSMs Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities (4th ed.) Human Kinetics

Required Reading
20/12/2013 Physical Activity Epidemiology Human Kinetics

Required Reading
20/09/2019 Clinical Exercise Physiology Human Kinetics

Required Reading
20/09/2019 ACSMs Clinical Exercise Physiology Human Kinetics

Required Reading
20/09/2009 ACSMs Resource Manual for Clinical Exercise Physiology (2nd Ed.) Human Kinetics

Module Resources