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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Develops an understanding of exercise and consideration of changes associated with chronic metabolic diseases such as overweight/obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes (gestational, Type 1 and Type 2).  Endocrinological polycystic ovarian syndrome and sleep apnoea will also be covered.

Unit content

  • Lifestyle and metabolic disease prevention
  • Paediatric obesity and diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes mellitus (Type 1/Type 2)
  • Sleep apnoea and Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the pathology and pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, overweight and obesity, sleep apnoea and polycystic ovarian syndromeIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2interpret and explain data associated with metabolic dysfunction and the potential effects of exercise in these conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the pathology and pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, overweight and obesity, sleep apnoea and polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. interpret and explain data associated with metabolic dysfunction and the potential effects of exercise in these conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (4 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Assessment
Online Quiz50%
Test50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (4 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Assessment
Online Quiz50%
Test50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (4 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Assessment
Online Quiz50%
Test50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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