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Upon completion of this module students will be expected to be able to:
1. Understand the main relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, health status and psychological well-being throughout the life-course.
2. Appraise type and quantity of physical activity at different stages of the life-course and identify the best strategies for monitoring physical activity, including the use wearable sensors.
3. Outline and evaluate the physiological mechanisms which underlie common degenerative diseases.
4. Summarise the main benefits of physical activity and make recommendations to the general population during a public presentation.
5. Review and interpret current concepts on exercise and physical activity from a range of scientific sources and clearly communicate the information using academic writing style.
Introduction to the module. Research Methods in epidemiology
Exercise & Children
Wearable sensors for monitoring physical activity
Exercise prescription in times of Covid-19
Exercise and coronary heart disease
Exercise and obesity
Cognitive function and balance. Dexterity.
Age-related decline of the neuromuscular system; sarcopenia; Steadiness
The role of psychology in physical activity behaviour change
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
PERS10120 Science of Human Performance I
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback offered on request following assessment
|Dr Massimiliano Ditroilo||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor James Matthews||Tutor|