Live Well and Prosper | Abertay University

Live Well and Prosper


This module's primary aim is to illustrate how physical and mental health can be maintained through the understanding of physical activity and nutrition. This module will enable students to reflect on their own health and lifestyle choices and how to incorporate good health behaviours into their lives.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with :with the knowledge and understanding of the role physical activity and nutrition play in promoting and maintaining physical and mental health and well−being and how this could be applied to their own lives.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how lifestyle choices impact on health and well−being.

2.  Demonstrate competence and knowledge of nutrition and dietary analysis.

3.  Present in a team environment a reflective account of an aspect from the module.

4.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theories that underpin personal health.

Indicative Content

1 *

Components of health and well−being Examine the components of what constitutes a healthy life and apply these.

2 *

Dietary analysis Carry out analysis of three day nutrition diary.

3 *

Health and fitness screening Basic health and fitness tests designed for the general population

4 *

Impact on health of substance misuse – smoking, alcohol, drugs

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Teaching will comprise of four introductory lectures and weekly group meetings with facilitators. Fitness and health will be assessed through practicals, which will involve participating in simple physiological tests designed for the general population. Students will be asked to work in groups to support each other and to meet as a group with their facilitator. As part of their group they will be asked to set both individual and group goals for lifestyle changes. This will give students the opportunity to examine their own health and wellness and develop plans to maintain or improve it. Subject learning materials will be released weekly online and students will be expected to read the weekly directed reading. The multiple choice exam is designed to test understanding of the subject information supplied across the module. The group presentation is designed to enable the students to work collaboratively and as a group to reflect and identify a specific issue from the module. Week seven feedback will involve group tutorials with a focus on preparation for assessment.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 8
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Supervised Practical Activity 8
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 40
Independent 134

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.