This module will cover the aetiology, physiology and pathophysiology of obesity and main 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. Critically discuss the major pathophysiological processes and underlying mechanisms of obesity and a range of non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
2. Describe the symptoms, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and risk factors associated with the examined conditions.
3. Identify and evaluate the importance of physical activity in the prevention and management of the human conditions covered.
4. Critically analyse and evaluate scientific research publications in the area.
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 disease
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.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
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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 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.