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Exercise Throughout the Lifespan - EXSS5048

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides students with an understanding of the rationale and recommendations for the use of exercise and the promotion of physical activity from childhood through old age, including those with chronic disease and disability. Students will explore evidence for the contribution of exercise to psychological health and well-being, cognitive function, gait and balance, bone health, improvement in body composition associated with poor health outcomes and for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and disability. Appropriate exercise modalities and practical aspects of screening individuals and implementing the exercise prescription will also be examined. The methods for systematic reviewing of the literature and assessment of study quality will be taught and assessed.

3-hrs lecture or tutorials/week

Endnote Library preparation (5%) Oral presentation (10%), Group assignment literature review (60%), Tutorial participation (5%) End-semester examination (20%)

Additional information
There are 3 hours total of lectures and/or tutorial sessions each week. Attendance and participation is strongly recommended for lectures and required for all tutorials, as all material is examinable and attendance and participation at tutorials will contribute to your overall mark.




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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