Exercise, Health and Disease (EXSS3024)


The aim of this unit is to investigate the application of exercise science for the promotion and maintenance of health via the prevention of chronic disease and the management of people suffering from chronic disease. Students will explore a range of topics including the pathophysiology of numerous chronic diseases, risk factor assessment, clinical exercise testing, ECG interpretation, and exercise prescription. Emphasis will be placed on the use of scientific evidence to guide exercise prescription for individuals with chronic diseases. The chronic disease conditions covered include obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial for 9 weeks, 2-hr practical for 1 week


mid semester exam (25%), oral presentation (25%), end semester exam (50%)

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Assumed knowledge

EXSS3023 and (EXSS2022 or EXSS2027)

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