This module aims to extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. This will focus on cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic responses to exercise that will underpin content related to ‘pathophysiology’ and ‘exercise prescription’ in subsequent modules. The module will also aim to develop your knowledge of how advancements in technology and assessment illuminate our understanding of advanced exercise physiology.
This module provides students with the opportunity to build on their research methods training, applying and reflecting upon the skills required for post graduate level research.
This module considers the application of theory and evidence to enhance adherence to clinical exercise interventions and promote sustained exercise behaviour change. You will develop your knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of behaviour change in clinical populations and its impact on health. You will learn how to select and implement behaviour change techniques relevant to a range of chronic health conditions.
This module aims to extend your knowledge and application of training principles as they relate to exercise prescription. You will learn to critically appraise the evidence base and guidelines related to exercise prescription and promotion. The module will cover important training principles and the optimal manipulation of frequency, intensity, type, time, volume, and progression of exercise to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, functional capacity, balance, flexibility, and mobility in people living with chronic health conditions. You will also learn to consider the needs and preferences of the patient or client in their exercise prescription.
This module aims to provide you with practical experience and competencies in the measurement and quantification of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, functional capacity, balance, cardiovascular and metabolic health, respiratory function, range of motion, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and patient-reported outcomes. Students will gain knowledge and experience of relevant screening and risk stratification processes relevant to exercise testing and prescription. Students will also develop transferable skills in data organisation, management, analysis, and interpretation.
This module focuses on the pathophysiological processes underlying several non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, and metabolic diseases). The role of exercise in primary and secondary prevention and treatment of these diseases is discussed. The module underpins content crucial for the ‘Exercise Prescription and Programming’ module to provide a full understanding of the physiological system, how diseases can develop, and how exercise can be utilised in disease management.
In this module, you will be required to undertake an independent research project negotiated with a nominated supervisor. You will have the experience of utilising in-depth knowledge and understanding of your specialist area whilst engaging in the research process. You will produce a piece of professionally related work, based on applied practice linked to your clinical placement.