Exercise and Physical Activity in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: an introductory short on line course
06 de Mar de 2015
Hasta: 24 de Apr de 2015
Organiza: University of Sydney Physical Activity Network/ WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity in collaboration with the International Society for Physical Activity and Health
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Curso Online en Ejercicio y Actividad fisca. Es de uno de los mas prestigiosos grupos y es dado por la Sociedad Internacional de Actividad Física y salud en conjunto con la OMS. Es en Ingles y las inscripciones se cierran este viernes.
Co-presented by the Charles Perkins Centre, PLANET, WHO-CCPANO and ISPAH*
Physical activity has wide-ranging health benefits across the lifespan: It promotes healthy development in children and young people, helps to prevent unhealthy mid-life health issues and is important for healthy ageing. It is estimated that world-wide, a third of the population are exposed to health risks due to inactivity. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of all deaths worldwide - it is a risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) independent of poor diet, smoking and alcohol misuse.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This is an introductory course on the role of physical activity and exercise in chronic disease prevention, using clinical and population health perspectives. The course targets people working in Government, Non-Government Organisations or similar who want an introduction to physical activity and exercise and why they are important for health.
There are no formal prerequisites; just an interest in learning how exercise and physical activity can play a role in the prevention and treatment of NCDs in a global setting, an ability to view videos, answer quizzes and read the course notes and materials.
FORMAT AND DELIVERY
The course will be conducted online.
The course consists of 8 modules, spread over 6 weeks of instruction. Each module contains one or more video lectures by experts, accompanied by a quiz and reading material. Typical units consist of web-based training as well as text-based study readings. In addition, some modules require interactive discussions/tasks with other course participants and expert tutors. These components are combined with multiple choice self-assessments and mandatory course reading.
Participants should plan for a workload of an average of 3 to 5 hours per week for the duration of the course. Depending on previous experience and knowledge, further readings may be needed.
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney Physical Activity Network (PLANET),
6 weeks: 9 March - 17 April 2015
AU $200/ AU$50.00#
Participants who have achieved at least 70% on the self-assessment quizzes and have also participated in the online assignments will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.