SCQF Level: 09
Module Code: SPS311
Credit Value: 20
Term: Term 2
School: School of Social and Health Sciences
This module will cover the aetiology, physiology and pathophysiology of obesity and the principal non-communicable diseases.
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.
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.
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
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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.