Health, Disease and Exercise (8340.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
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 outcomesUpon 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
PrerequisitesPhysiology of Exercise 1
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Ben Rattray|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Ben Rattray|
A number of recommended texts are available to complement the online material. The texts below are generally helpful in the clinical exercise physiology area, and are likely to be useful in later Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation coursework units - please consult the course convenor.
- Moore, G.E., Durstome, J.L. and Painter, P.L. (2016). ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, 4th Ed., Human Kinetics.
- Ehrman, J.K., Gordon, P.M., Visich, P.S. and Keteryin S.J., editors (2019). Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4th Ed., Human Kinetics.
- Cameron, M., Selig, S. and Hemphill, D., editors (2011). Clinical Exercise: A case-based approach, Elsevier.
- Stubbs B. and Rosenbaum S. (2018). Exercise-based Interventions for Mental Illness, 1st Ed., Elsevier.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Completion of the online quizzes is through the unit Canvas site.
Submission of the wiki fact sheet is by completing the assignment on the wikibooks site, downloading a PDF (or "Print to PDF") and submitting it through the assignment dropbox. In order to start your wikibook site however, you will need written (email) confirmation from the unit convenor.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students must attempt all assessment items and achieve an overall pass grade in conjunction with passing the competency component of the practical assessment.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Moderation of Assessments
Please note that all assignments and exams are subject to moderation. A copy of the moderation guidelines can be found on the unit Canvas site.
A considerable amount of this unit will be online, although many practical skills will be taught and assessed face to face. Students should engage fully in both the face to face as well as online components of this unit.
Inclusion and engagement
Required IT skills
In order to complete the fact check assignment, students will need to edit a wiki (WikiMedia site). Training for this is provided in the tutorial or through an online tutorial.
There are no other costs associated with this unit other than (potentially) the printing of laboratory material.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- A subject that contains the unit code, and clearly describes the nature of your query or request.
- Your lecturers receive many emails a day, and may also teach more than one unit, so if your email does not contain the unit code. It is not possible to place your message in context. If the subject does not indicate the nature of the message, it may well remain unanswered.
- Change the default setting on your email program to include previous messages in replies, and make sure that previous messages are included in an ongoing exchange. Your lecturer deals with many students. Having a copy of the previous exchanges included in your message will expedite a response. You should still make sure that the subject indicates what the email is about.
- Address your lecturer appropriately by name.
- State your question or request clearly and concisely.
- Insert a signature at the end of your email that contains:
- your name in full as it appears in Callista
- your student number