Module title: Exercise Testing and Prescription

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES10117
Module leader: Scott Graham
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Scott Graham
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught through a series of lectures , tutorials and practicals to increase specific knowledge of the range of exercise tests available to exercise physiologists and healthcare practitioners (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4).

The lectures and tutorials are also used to provide information and background on the evidence base for testing exercise capacity in diseased (cardiovascular disease, diabetes) and special populations (aged, paediatric, obese) and the benefit of exercise training in these populations (LO1, LO5).

Laboratory-based practical work will be used to demonstrate the importance of practical skills with appropriate exercise testing equipment (LO2)

Tutorial sessions are used to encourage students to interpret case study data and to synthesise appropriate testing and training plans for cases that exhibit with a condition(s) (LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5).


Formative Assessment:
Develop mini case studies which will be formatively assessed.

Summative Assessment:
Submission of a case study [from case study information given] in week 8, 50% weighting and a 2 hour CTE MCQ written exam, 50% weighting in week 14/15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,4 & 5 8 , WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Client assessment and preparation, Scope of Practice, Referral to other practitioners or organisations. Exercise testing procedures, symptom management, stress-testing, ECG interpretation, health and safety, exercise prescription for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and elderly and paediatric populations, ACSM guidelines, medication and drug interactions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Analyse the reasons for exercise testing disease and special populations and relate exercise capacity to mortality and disease rates.
LO2: Critically evaluate exercise testing protocols dependent upon the condition an individual presents themselves with, with focus on submaximal and maximal exercise testing and medication.
LO3: Critically evaluate the risks when testing and benefits to determine exercise capacity.
LO4: Interpret cardiorespiratory exercise test results and make judgements relating results to physiology and pathophysiology of the condition.
LO5: Apply knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of a condition to devise an exercise training programme with the aim of improving the condition and health of an individual.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - WINTER, E., JONES, A.M., R.C.R. DAVISON, BROMLEY, P.D., MERCER, T. (2007) SPORT AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY TESTING GUIDELINES: THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES GUIDE. VOLUME 2, EXERCISE AND CLINICAL TESTING.: NEW ENGLAND: ROUTLEDGE. Vol. 2, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780203966839
AMERICAN COLLEGE SPORTS MEDICINE (2010) ACSM’S GUIDELINES FOR EXERCISE TESTING AND PRESCRIPTION: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKSINS, 8th ed.
ACSM., DURSTINE, JL, MOORE, GE. (2002) ACSM’S EXERCISE MANAGEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH CHRONIC DISEASES AND DISABILITIES: HUMAN KINETICS., 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780736038720
MCARDLE, WD., KATCH, FI., KATCH, VL. (2014) EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY: NUTRITION, ENERGY AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE.: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS., 8th ed. - ISBN: 1451193831
BROWN, S., MILLER, WC., EASON, JM. (2006) EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY: BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT IN HEALTH AND DISEASE.: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS., 1st ed. - ISBN: 0781777305
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