ESSC11001 - Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will discuss the aetiology of lifestyle-related diseases with a focus on physical activity and exercise as a prevention and treatment strategy. You will gain a basic understanding of the physiological effects of physical activity and exercise, and be able to identify interventions to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior at the individual, community, and population level. You will gain fundamental knowledge and skills associated with measurement of physical activity, health and exercise, and apply this knowledge for the purpose of health-related research/study and exercise prescription.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.95% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit coordinator reflection and in-class feedback from students
Feedback
Students often struggle with mathematical equations as math is not a prerequisite for entry into the CG85 course nor the ESSC11001 unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended unit coordinators continue to engage with the ALC to provide help with math in the future and for the ALC to deliver specific workshops to ESSC11001 students earlier in the term. This is so students are better prepared to complete their laboratory workbook during class and residential schools.
Action Taken
Unit Coordinators will continue to engage assistance from ALC. This was the second year ALC had delivered these specific workshops and will continue to do so in the future.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students commented that there was a large amount of theory to learn each week and it was often difficult to keep up with weekly readings and lectures.
Recommendation
It is recommended to review weekly content and readings to ensure they are appropriate and not overly burdensome in length and content.
Action Taken
Weekly content and readings were reviewed in order to be of appropriate length and content.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
The use of case studies within the laboratory workbook enabled greater understanding of working with clients with different health conditions needs
Recommendation
Continue utilising case studies in lab workbooks and lectures to engage students with content and further develop clinical reasoning skills.
Action Taken
Case studies will continue to be included in the lab workbooks and lectures in order to engage students with the content.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students would like to spend more time talking about the lab workbook and going through more examples.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinators will review the schedule for the On Campus Activity/Residential Schools.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students have asked of the possibility of two workbooks would be feasible. One based on the labs. The other based on case studies and questions from lectures.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinators will review the content and look to create a feasible option with the lab workbook assessment item.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self Reflection
Feedback
Having two Unit Coordinators for the delivery of lectures was beneficial and allowed streamlining when updating lecture and lab content, as well as being a point of contact for students on a different campus.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the assigning of an additional lecturer to co-deliver this unit continues. This would enable students to have additional support across the term and on different campuses/study modes (mixed-mode).
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in the aetiology, prevention, and management of lifestyle-related diseases with an Australian focus
  2. Describe populations at risk of insufficient physical activity or sedentary behaviours, and how population, community, and individual level interventions can improve health outcomes
  3. Collect and interpret physical fitness and health measurements obtained during practical sessions or case studies
  4. Apply the elements of exercise prescription and delivery principles
  5. Demonstrate professional practice and ethical behaviour expected in exercise and sport science settings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
1 - Online Quiz(zes)