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Physical Activity in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control MSc

Physical Activity in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Sports Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This is a Masters level course which looks at global physical activity for health. The World Health Organisation has adopted targets to prevent and control these diseases. International action is likely and there's expected to be an increasing demand for academic expertise in this area. We'll provide you with a comprehensive introduction to physical activity, and its role in the prevention and control of NCD's. This course is suitable if you have a relevant background and training in areas like: Medicine; physiology; exercise science; nutrition.

By the end of the course you'll have a high level of understanding and skill within the following areas: measurement and analysis of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This is within a variety of contexts and for a range of purposes, including research, clinical practice public health surveillance; patterns of, and variations in, levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in various population groups (national, clinical, specialist) world-wide; developing and influencing recommendations for physical activity and sedentary behaviour levels in various populations (national, clinical, specialist populations); the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and health/disease within various populations (national, clinical, specialist populations); sources of physical activity and sedentary behaviour (physiological, psychological, social and cultural); developing, implementing and evaluating clinical and/or public health interventions to change physical activity and sedentary behavior; identifying, appraising and synthesising research evidence; planning, conducting, analysing and reporting/disseminating research.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This is Semester one module. In this class, we broaden the focus to include key issues in research, policy and practice in physical activity. It involves a combination of lectures and tutorials. You're also expected to attend and participate in the monthly Research Seminar hosted by the Physical Activity for Health Group, in which students will engage with expert academics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree, or overseas equivalent, in one of the following: social science, health, medical or other relevant discipline/degree subject.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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