EHR331 Exercise, Health and Disease (8)

This subject explores the relationship between physical activity and health. Emphasis is placed on examining evidence justifying the application of exercise prescription in the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of selected cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases. The subject will investigate a range of topics including pathophysiology, risk assessment and exercise testing and programming with a particular focus on the exercise dose response. Physical activity, health and exercise prescription issues in pregnancy and older adults are also addressed.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR331. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management)

Diploma of Exercise Studies

or as approved by the Course Director
 

Assumed Knowledge

Students undertaking this subject should have a tertiary level understanding of anatomy, exercise physiology, growth and development, skill acquisition and exercise prescription.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss research linking physical inactivity with lifestyle-related disease risk;
  • be able to explain the aetiology and pathophysiology of selected cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases;
  • be able to describe target levels and classifications for blood pressure, lipids, blood glucose and body composition;
  • be able to discuss the role and application of health appraisal and pre-exercise screening in exercise contexts;
  • be able to discuss the benefits, risks and mechanisms of physical activity and exercise in the prevention and management of selected cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases;
  • be able to utilise a problem-orientated exercise management approach in developing an exercise intervention for persons with selected cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases;
  • be able to discuss the benefits, risks and mechanisms of physical activity and exercise in pregnancy and older adults;
  • be able to apply evidence-based physical activity and exercise prescription guidelines for persons with selected cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases;
  • be able to apply evidence-based physical activity and exercise prescription guidelines in pregnancy and older adults.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Epidemiology;
  • Disease risk;
  • Health appraisal;
  • Pre-exercise screening;
  • Cardiovascular disease;
  • Metabolic disease;
  • Neurological disease;
  • Musculoskeletal disease;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Ageing;
  • Exercise risk assessment and management;
  • Problem-orientated exercise management;
  • Exercise testing;
  • Exercise programming.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR331 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Physical activity program commencement
2
Physical activity analysis and evaluation
20
3
Physical activity intervention program
30
4
Final exam
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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