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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Clinical Exercise Physiology I
Module Code SS301
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Niall Moyna
Semester 2: Niall Moyna
Autumn: Niall Moyna
Module TeachersNiall Moyna
Anna Donnla O'Hagan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with a practical and theoretical understanding of the role of exercise in the prevention and management of chronic, lifestyle-mediated diseases

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the benefits and risks of physical activity and exercise
2. Explain the principles of clinical exercise testing
3. Practice exercise preparticipation health screening
4. Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer
5. Describe the physiological responses to exercise in health and chronic disease

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory12No Description
Lecture24No Description
Total Workload: 36

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Pathophysiology and risk factorsHealth appraisal and fitness testingExercise programmingElectrocardiographyEmergency procedures and safetyPharmacology

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationn/a10%n/a
Group presentationn/a30%n/a
Written Examn/a40%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • 0: American College of Sports Medicine (2000) Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (6th edition). New York. Lippincott Williams & WilliamsAmerican College of Sports Medicine (1998) Resource manual for exercise testing and prescription (3rd editio,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
Date of Last Revision11-OCT-10

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