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Archived Version 2018 - 2019

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The aims of this module are: 1. to develop students’ knowledge on the causation, pathophysiology, epidemiology, symptoms of major Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs) 2. to develop students’ ability to profile patients with chronic diseases 3. to develop students’ ability to design, plan and implement a programme based on exercise.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical aspects affecting exercise capacity and the role of exercise as treatment in chronic illnesses covered in the module
2. Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based current practices in relation to the role of exercise in chronic illness management
3. Design an exercise programme to be administered to chronic illness patients

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Frontal lecture in classroom
Independent Study89Assignment preparation, independent study
Total Workload: 125

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Durstine JL and Moore GE: 0, ACSM’s Exercise management for person with chronic diseases and disabilities, Human Kinetics,
Other Resources

35214, on-line materials, 0, Lectures notes on LOOP,
Programme or List of Programmes