Module title: Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Conditions

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11112
Module leader: Melanie Leggate
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Science & Health

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

2020/1, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Melanie Leggate
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will develop skills in written communication; the ability to plan and manage learning; the use of web-based learning resources; to analyse and interpret research evidence and critical writing. LO1: Will be delivered by face-to-face lectures and seminars. LO2: Will be delivered by face-to-face lectures and seminars. LO3: Will be delivered by face-to-face lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars. LO4: Will be delivered by face-to-face lectures and seminars.

The curriculum for this module will develop clinical practice skills and oral communication skills during laboratory practical sessions to enhance employability. Written communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving will help to develop scholarly skills.

Formative Assessment:
There will be a number of formative assessments staged throughout the module to assist in measuring student progress and identifying areas needing further support. These will include short answer questions and tasks completed during tutorials. Additionally, formative feedback will be provided to students regarding clinical skills during the practical sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment of learning will take place in weeks 9 and 13. The assessment in week 9 will consist of a critical essay based on one of the long-term conditions covered in this module. In week 13 you complete an oral poster presentation related to a metabolic or cardiovascular condition that has been covered in this module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1,2 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 40 3,4 13 HOURS= 00.25, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

During this module you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the underpinning influencing physiological factors that can lead to the development of a number of metabolic and cardiovascular conditions. As well as gaining an in-depth knowledge regarding the pathophysiology of cardiometabolic disease, this module will evaluate the reported health benefits of exercise/increased physical activity in populations with long term conditions including cardiovascular disease, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes, obesity and dyslipidaemia. You will develop an understanding of the concept ‘Exercise is Medicine’ and devise and develop exercise programmes for individuals at risk of developing metabolic and cardiovascular conditions. During this module you will evaluate exercise as a vital prescription tool for specific populations in relation to the current physical activity guidelines and research within this area.

This module will cover: The pathophysiology, clinical considerations, exercise prescription and training for clinical populations with cardiovascular and/or metabolic conditions including; type I and type II diabetes; obesity; hypertension; dyslipidaemia; metabolic syndrome; acute myocardial infarction; chronic heart failure and peripheral artery disease. Measurement of physical activity. Health screening and exercise testing in cardiometabolic populations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the impact of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to risk factors associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disorders
LO2: Critically appraise contemporary literature relating to the impact of exercise training on specific populations, and risk factors associated with chronic conditions including metabolic and cardiovascular diseases
LO3: Exercise appropriate judgment and test suitable health screening procedures using best practice, including graded exercise tests which are suitable for implementation in a clinical population and identify key safety precautions.
LO4: Analyse suitable exercise training programmes for both recommended treatment and prevention of chronic conditions detailed within this module

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11112 Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Conditions