Exercise and Health

2019-2020

Course Objective

The overall aim of this course is to enable you to 1) critically reflect
on an article describing the development and evaluation of an
exercise/physical activity intervention addressing a public health
problem and 2) write a grant proposal for future research addressing a
public health problem by targeting to increase exercise/physical
activity.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Systematically analyse a public health problem, its underlying
behavioural and environmental factors and its determinants;
- Critically reflect on an article describing the development and
evaluation of an exercise/physical activity intervention addressing a
public health problem - according to set criteria;
- Write a grant proposal for future research aimed at improving a public
health problem by stimulating exercise/physical activity;
- Present and discuss your (final) research proposal.

Course Content

The lectures in this course will provide you with knowledge on how to
systematically analyse a public health problem, its underlying
behavioural and environmental factors and the determinants of these
factors. Additionally, the lectures will discuss how to systematically
develop, implement and evaluate (effect, process and cost-effectiveness)
a theory-based intervention addressing a public health problem. Parallel
to these lectures, you will critically discuss an article describing the
development and evaluation of an exercise/physical activity intervention
addressing a public health problem (of your interest) - according to set
criteria. Subsequently, you will write a grant proposal in which you
outline your proposed exercise/physical activity study that brings the
research field of the public health problem of your interest a step
further (i.e. overcoming the shortcomings in existing research). You
will present and discuss your grant proposal during working groups.

Teaching Methods

This course will consist of lectures, workshops and working groups.

Method of Assessment

You are required to write a grant proposal that brings the research
field of the specific public health problem a step further, which needs
to be of sufficient quality (>5.5) to pass the course.

Literature

Recommended literature will be provided in the lectures.

Recommended background knowledge

Knowledge on basic epidemiology principles and methods is strongly
advised (e.g. basic descriptive and analytic statistics, study designs).

General Information

Course Code B_EXERHEALTH
Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator drs. F. van Nassau
Examiner drs. F. van Nassau
Teaching Staff dr. T.M. Altenburg

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Seminar*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.