PTY-20032 - Exercise Science For Specialist Populations
Coordinator: Sam Jones Room: MAC1.05 Tel: +44 1782 7 34565
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2021/22

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science programme at Keele University, an innovative, integrated programme which prepares the graduate for further study or employment in a health and social care setting.
This module will equip students with a knowledge underpinning exercise science principles which will enable students to put disability and physical functioning into context. This module will also contain a strong emphasis on identification of abnormal responses to physical activity testing and interpretation of tests results. This will enable students to develop and build upon the attributes of logical thinking and analysis of complex information.

To equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge regarding principles of exercise science in relation to specialist populations.
To enable students to relate exercise principles to functional assessment to promote independence and exercise prescription in the context of disability and common global conditions.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

explain abnormal responses to physical activity testing in specific specialist populations (those with common global conditions);: 1,

interpret physiological measurements based on sample data;: 1,

discuss the impact of ageing on particular conditions;: 1,

analyse similarities and differences in data results between different testing modes;: 1,

distinguish between physiological responses to activity as a result of a pharmacological intervention.: 1,

Study hours

30 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and five hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
115 hours of independent study.

School Rules

Successful completion of a minimum of 105 credits of the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science at Level 4, normally at Keele University.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Workbook weighted 100%
Completion of a workbook containing sample data of typical case scenarios
Students will complete a workbook during the module. The workbook will contain sample physiological data of typical case scenarios with underlying pathologies from three different specialist populations. Students will analyse the data in order to identify how the results may be different from those without the underpinning pathology. In addition students will discuss the impact of ageing on individuals with particular conditions.