Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

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  • From www.futurelearn.com
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  • Free Access
  • Free certificate
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  • 2 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Starts on April 17, 2016
  • Ends on April 19, 2016

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Syllabus

In the last few decades physical exercise has become well established as a tool to prevent and treat disease. Perceptions within the healthcare sector of exercise and its prescription as a treatment have changed dramatically in recent years. Understand the evolution of exercise prescription and its use today In this free online course evidence of the role of exercise in the treatment of a variety of clinical populations including people with cardiovascular disease, mental health problems, paediatric conditions and cancer will be studied. Over two weeks discover the benefits of exercise in both preventing and treating diseases and enhance your confidence in exercise prescription as a treatment. Week 1: Explore research on the benefits of physical activity; the evidence that has informed exercise prescription guidelines and safety considerations. Week 2: Learn how physiological adaptations to exercise translate to improved health outcomes and the evidence that supports exercise prescription in several common clinical populations. Learn with physiology and physiotherapy experts Throughout the course there will be an opportunity to engage with researchers, healthcare professionals and exercise prescription experts from the Discipline of Physiotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. This course provides a taster of the online Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise course delivered by Trinity College Dublin.

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Cuisle Forde
  • Aine Kelly
  • Mikel Egaña
  • Fiona Wilson

Platform

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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