Annette Cosgrove

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

1. Explain the role of physical activity and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and have a

sound understanding of key research that underpins this relationship.

2. Explain, with an evidence-based argument, the dietary factors necessary to elicit an improvement in risk

factors associated with a variety of diseases.

3. Provide a detailed explanation of the different nutritional and physical activity requirements for healthy

living in humans, according to life stage, sex and health status.

4. Provide a detailed evidence-based description of the influence of genetic and environmental factors on

the effectiveness of physical activity and nutritional interventions for healthy living.

5. Demonstrate autonomous use of specialist knowledge databases to develop novel approaches to

challenges associated with physical activity and nutrition strategies for healthy living.

6. Evaluate the likely effectiveness of contemporary physical activity and nutrition recommendations to

affect workplace or community health promotion interventions.


50 % continuous assessment; 50% exam.



Below is the Comprehensive Learning Documentation

Welome to  your human physiology module.

This class is being taken by year 2 BSc in Medical Science and year 2 BSc in Public Health Nutrition students.