Computer Science (3 Years) [BSc]

Body, Health and Well-Being


Unit code: UCIL21802
Credit Rating: 10
Unit level: Level 2
Teaching period(s): Semester 2
Offered by Manchester Medical School
Available as a free choice unit?: Y

Requisites

None

Aims

The unit aims to: equip the student with the basic knowledge of the human body, its functioning and its nutritional and energy requirements and how to maintain it in an optimum state of health.

 

Overview

Understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle is relevant to everyone, yet even more so to students.  Nutritional education and the comprehension of potential disease risks associated with poor diet and life style are very important, and play a huge part in a person’s health, mentally and physically.  Therefore, it is crucial to understand what can be damaging or beneficial to the body, and also the reasons why!  Preventable diseases, such as obesity and diabetes are already impacting societies, therefore, enlightening you to various health issues and their underlying causes, will result in producing healthier, as well as educated future workforce. This unit aims to prompt you to assess your own life style and develop an understanding of the human body, its basic composition, structure and function. It will also emphasize the effects of poor and healthy life styles by monitoring your own health parameters in a laboratory.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have a basic knowledge of the human body and its functioning
  • Acquire an understanding of the energy and nutritional requirements of the human body
  • Understand how life style parameters e.g. eating, drinking, exercise, use/abuse of alcohol and other chemicals/drugs can affect health and well-being

Intellectual skills

  • Prevalence of Global Health Issues in the rise of obesity and diabetes to near epidemic levels.

Practical skills

  • Use of laboratory equipment to measure your own fitness
  • Learn optimum values of human body parameters

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Use of Problem Based Learning
  • Develop awareness of health and well-being issues
  • Develop a healthy life-style with obvious benefits

Assessment methods

  • Other - 50%
  • Report - 50%

Assessment Further Information

MCQ Paper

Study hours

  • Independent study hours - 0 hours

Teaching staff

Anne Smith - Unit coordinator

Harbens Sharma - Unit coordinator

Josephine Naish - Unit coordinator

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