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Health, Disease and Exercise (8340.3)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (191434) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180162) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164260) - View
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The aim of this unit is to enable an understanding the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and lifestyle related diseases. Physical activities role in chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, renal disease, dementia and cancers.

Students must display competency in practical skills related to health assessments. Students are also provided the opportunity to critique a related research paper of their own choosing and communicate the findings to a wider audience.

This unit will be co-taught with unit Health, Disease and Exercise G.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain exercise interventions as they relate to the prevention and treatment of chronic health conditions;

2. Make judgements regarding the efficacy of physical activity interventions for health;

3. Display competency in the practical skills associated with basic health assessments; and

4. Critique and communicate scientific literature in the area to a lay audience.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Five hours per week.


Physiology of Exercise 1



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