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EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease (8)

Abstract

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.

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Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Assumed Knowledge

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

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
 

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

The 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.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.