Module details for Live Well and Prosper


This module's primary aim is to illustrate how lifestyle can effect physical and mental well-being. This module will enable students to reflect on their own lifestyle choices and how to incorporate good health behaviours into their lives.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with: the knowledge and understanding of how physical activity and other lifestyle factors can influence physical and mental well-being.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Be able to conduct basic health and fitness tests and interpret the data collected from these tests.

2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of sleep on health and performance.

3.  Demonstrate effective teamwork and presenting skills.

4.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how lifestyle choices can affect physical and mental wellbeing.

5.  Understand the link between physical inactivity, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Indicative Content

1 Sleep and stress

The impact of sleep and stress on health and performance. Completion of sleep diaries and questionnaires related to sleep patterns and stress.

2 Physical activity

Current physical activity recommendations, components of physical fitness.

3 Physical inactivity

Understanding why people are inactive. The link between physical inactivity, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

4 Physical activity and mental well-being

The effects of physical activity on mental well-being.

5 The effect of carbohydrate consumption and exercise on blood glucose

Measurement and recording of blood glucose in response to the carbohydrate ingestion and exercise.

6 Simple health and fitness testing

Measurement and recording of data. Tests will include blood pressure, strength, endurance and flexibility. Data will be compared with normative values for these tests. To be completed via the use of videos and home based exercise tests.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

For session 2020/21 the expectation is that the teaching and learning hours stated in this descriptor will form a mix of synchronous and asynchronous student/staff activity, with the majority of this being online. The exact pattern of this activity is likely to vary from the standard face-to-face hours listed below but the overall student effort remains the same. Up-to-date information on the delivery of the module can be found on the relevant module MLS site and on your student timetable.

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 10
Tutorial/Seminar 6
Practical Activity 4
Assessment 44
Independent 136
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

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 2020/21 , and may be subject to change for future years.