Exercise and metabolic disease

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This site is used to accumulate student created resources relating to relationships between a number of chronic disease states and exercise/physical activity.

This unit aims to develop the clinical decision making processes, knowledge and skills necessary for effective assessment and treatment of patients with metabolic conditions. Students will evaluate the pathophysiology and functional consequences of metabolic conditions including obesity, dyslipidaemias, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus. The unit will also consider cancers that can be modulated through exercise. Students will examine management strategies for the patient following typical interventions and the role of exercise in the prevention, management and treatment of these conditions will be scrutinised.

Learning Objectives[edit | edit source]

At the completion of this unit you will be expected to:

  1. Be competent in assessment and interpretation, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention skills required for the practice of exercise physiology in cancers and metabolic conditions
  2. Integrate these competencies into clinical exercise physiology treatment
  3. Demonstrate sound knowledge in primary and secondary prevention strategies for patients with these disorders.

Topics[edit | edit source]

Being constructed with anticipated project completion rate of May 2012.

Prostate cancer related androgen deprivation therapy and exercise[edit | edit source]

Breast cancer related lymphoedema and exercise[edit | edit source]

Links to resources once created will appear above. Resources will include information on: The teaching principles behind the creation of these activities are described on Ben Rattray's page Pedagogy .

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