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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

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
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
  2. interpret and explain data associated with metabolic dysfunction and the potential effects of exercise in these conditions

Prescribed texts

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