Full Title:Chronic Illness and Lifestyle Interventions 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLST N8143
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to advance the student's knowledge of pathophysiological concepts and processes so they can effectively promote the health and wellbeing of individuals with alterations in musculoskeletal, endocrine and neurological function. Affective and anxiety disorders that impact on health and wellbeing are also explored. In addition to examining specific advice, instruction and information that should be given to individuals the student will plan, deliver and evaluate an exercise programme for individuals who are suitable for referral to a community-based exercise referral scheme. Students will complete Active IQ Diploma in Exercise Referral at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), allowing them access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain how altered musculoskeletal, endocrine and neurological function relate to specific diseases and disorders.
  2. Discuss how affective disorders and anxiety disorders impact on health and wellbeing.
  3. Plan, design, deliver and evaluate a lifestyle intervention for an individual with a musculoskeletal, endocrine, neurological, affective or anxiety disorder.
  4. Apply professional practice principles for Exercise Referral instructors.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal, endocrine and nervous system.Affective and anxiety disorders.
Musculoskeletal System; disorders of joints ,muscles and tendons, trauma, infections, neoplasms, metabolic and rheumatic disorders. Endocrine System: mechanics of endocrine control, disorders of the adrenals, thyroid and parathyroid, the pancreas & pituitary gland. Nervous System; disorders of neuromuscular function, brain function, disorders of sensory function. Mood disorders (affective ) and anxiety disorders.
Lifestyle Interventions
Evidence- based advise, information and instruction that should be given to individuals with specific diseases and disorders. Professional responsibilities, format, resources and key elements of interventions.
Professional practice guidelines for Exercise Referral Instructors
The role and importance of exercise referral and related policies and key documents. Roles and responsibilitiea within an exercise referral scheme. The exercise referral process. The principles and procedures of record keeping. The patient centered approach. Monitoring a referral scheme. The principles of risk stratification in exercise referral
Plan, design, deliver and evaluate an exercise programme for a referred client
Prepare for exercise referral programmes. Principles of collecting information. Behaviour change. Identify health-related fitness goals. Plan and manage an exercise referral programme. Instruct an exercise referral programme. Adapt exercise. Review progress using client feedback and reflective practice.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will conduct an exercise session for a referred client which has been planned in the portfolio. A review of the session will take place thereafter. 3,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Portfolio This will reflect the ongoing work by the student in relation to disorders of the musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. In addition to pathophysiology, current treatment options and interventions that maximise health and wellbeing are examined. Elements of the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral include worksheets. 1,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Will examine (a) aspects of diseases/ disorders of the musculoskeletal, endocrine and neurological system,(b) how affective and anxiety disorders impact on health and wellbeing. 1,2,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
The exam must be passed independently. Reassessment will also include a practical on exercise referral and a portfolio.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Weekly lectures. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the lecture component of this module 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Weekly practicals. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Weekly teaching practice, study and portfolio work 50.00 Once per semester 3.33
Directed Reading No Description 40.00 Once per semester 2.67
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Active IQ 2012, Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral Manual, Active IQ UK
  • American College of Sports Medicine 2006, ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th Ed., Lippincott, Willims & Wilkins UK [ISBN: 10:0-7817-6902-7]
  • Lawrence, D. and Barnett, L. 2006, GP Referral Schemes, A&C Black London [ISBN: 0-7136-7707-4]
  • Larsen, P.D. and Lubin I,M. 2013, Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervntion, 8th Ed., Jones & Bartlett Publihers Sudbury, MA [ISBN: 9781449649050]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dugdill, L.,Crone, D.,Murphy, R (eds) 2009, Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice, Wiley Blackwell Oxford [ISBN: 978-1405169257]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Website: HSE.ie Healthervice Executive
  • Website: Department of Health and Children
  • Website: National Institute for Health and Clinial Excellence (NICE)

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 4 Mandatory
DK_NHAPA_8X7 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (Exit Award) 4 Mandatory