PTY-20020 - Health and the Environment
Coordinator: Emily Hardy-Bosson Tel: +44 1782 7 34553
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





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Description for 2023/24

This module, will be delivered within the School of Health and Rehabilitation. The module focuses on how the home, work or immediate environment may affect a person's health. The module explores the concept of health and topics such as. the respiratory system and the effect of pollution. stressors implicated in the causation of mental health problems and the role of physical activity and exercise for health exploring links to obesity, chronic disease and reduced exercise tolerance. The effect of temperature on physical activity is explored along with the implications for health regarding the spread of disease due to insect vectors.

To provide students with an appreciation of how the environment may impact on human health.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the ability to critically evaluate the effects differing environmental factors can have on human mental and physical health: 1
understand the effect the changing environment may have on human mental and physical health and to demonstrate knowledge and the ability to critically evaluate these changes: 1

Study hours

150 hours total, comprising:
Scheduled Learning/Teaching: 19 hours of lectures, 6 hours of assessment preparation.
Independent Study: 6 hours of group work, plus independent learning.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
Individual assignment
Individual 2000 word assignment based on an aspect of the module content that demonstrates subject specific knowledge and critical evaluation skills.