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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops an understanding of exercise and consideration of changes associated with chronic metabolic diseases such as overweight/obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes (gestational, Type 1 and Type 2).  Endocrinological polycystic ovarian syndrome and sleep apnoea will also be covered.

Unit content

  • Lifestyle and metabolic disease prevention
  • Paediatric obesity and diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes mellitus (Type 1/Type 2)
  • Sleep apnoea and Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the pathology and pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, overweight and obesity, sleep apnoea and polycystic ovarian syndrome
2 interpret and explain data associated with metabolic dysfunction and the potential effects of exercise in these conditions

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the pathology and pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, overweight and obesity, sleep apnoea and polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. interpret and explain data associated with metabolic dysfunction and the potential effects of exercise in these conditions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.