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

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2020/1, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
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 practical’s 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, pediatric, 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 synthesize 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. There will be 3 case studies spaced within the module that you will work on away from campus and this will then be discussed in tutorials with corrections/ revisions (formatively assessed via written and verbal feedback) .
There is no specific word count as you will be expected to develop concepts/ refer to underlying academic papers and guidelines in preparation for discussions.

Summative Assessment:
Submission of a case study [from case study information given] in week 10, 50% weighting (LO’s 1-5) and a 2 hour CTE MCQ written exam LO’s 1,3,4) , 50% weighting in week 14/15. Within the MCQ examples of testing results (i.e. ECG traces) are presented with potential diagnoses to be correctly identified.

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,4 & 5 10 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
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 judgments 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:
SES10117 Exercise Testing and Prescription