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SCQF Level: 09  

Module Code: SPS311

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 2

School: School of Social and Health Sciences

Description

This module will cover the aetiology, physiology and pathophysiology of obesity and the principal non-communicable diseases.

Aims

The aim of this Module is to provide the student with knowledge of obesity and a selection of non-communicable diseases that affect the human body and how these conditions impact upon lifestyle and lifespan.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity.

2.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the pathophysiology of Type II diabetes and the importance of physical activity in its management.

3.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the pathophysiology of selected cardiovascular diseases associated with physical inactivity.

4.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer and how physical inactivity may increase cancer risk.

Indicative Content

1 Pathophysiology of Obesity

Critical overview of the pathophysiology of obesity and its exacerbation by physical inactivity.

2 Pathophysiology of Type II Diabetes

Critical overview of the pathophysiology of Type II Diabetes and its exacerbation by physical inactivity.

3 Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular

Critical overview of the pathophysiology of Cardiovascular disease and its exacerbation by physical inactivity.

4 Pathophysiology of Cancer

Critical overview of the pathophysiology of cancer and its exacerbation by physical inactivity.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

A range of active learning paradigms will be employed in tutorials and lectures with the emphasis being on student led activities. Teaching and learning strategies will focus on developing students’ skills in accordance with Abertay graduate attributes. The core content of the module will be delivered in lectures, with tutorials, supporting students’ learning in small group environments. Tutorials will encourage discussion, application of the content and assessment. Students should also engage in tutor−directed tasks and self−directed learning activities (e.g. reading key texts and journal articles) to be completed outside of class time which will facilitate learning and assessment.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 24
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 40
Independent 124

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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.

Disclaimer: 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.

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