• University of Surrey Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Northampton Featured Masters Courses
  • Northumbria University Featured Masters Courses
  • Birmingham City University Featured Masters Courses
  • Cardiff University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Bristol Featured Masters Courses
Cranfield University Featured Masters Courses
Cranfield University at Shrivenham Featured Masters Courses
EURECOM Featured Masters Courses
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
Ireland ×
0 miles
Medicine×

Masters Degrees in Physiology, Ireland

We have 2 Masters Degrees in Physiology, Ireland

  • Medicine×
  • Physiology×
  • Ireland ×
  • clear all
Showing 1 to 2 of 2
Order by 
This course aims to provide training for professional development of physical educators and health care workers who employ exercise therapy. Read more
This course aims to provide training for professional development of physical educators and health care workers who employ exercise therapy. In addition this course would be ideal for those interested in gaining experience in assessment of exercise performance, and exercise applications in training and research. All graduates will develop an advanced understanding of how the body responds to acute and chronic exercise, in both physiological and pathological conditions, and acquire practical experience in the use of modern technologies for monitoring and assessing exercise performance.

To be eligible for admission, applicants are expected to hold a tertiary qualification, normally with some grounding in human biology. Typical candidates who achieve well on the course are employed in the field of physical education, as health professionals involved with patient management, or who have a significant personal involvement or interest in elite level exercise. Candidates with insufficient biological background may be required to undertake a lecture unit in basic physiological principles during the year before entry.

In year one, instruction will consist of approximately 300 contact hours devoted to taught modules comprising 60 ECTS. All modules will provide a focus on normal physiological function, pathological conditions and related aspects of exercise. Running themes throughout the course will encourage practical applications to human exercise, basics of data acquisition, recording and analysis, and critical evaluation of published works. As far as possible modules are scheduled to take place on only two days per week (Wednesdays and Thursdays).

In the first year, students are assessed progressively in all modules through a variety of formal reports, essays, practical work and through final written examinations (two 3-hour papers) held during the Annual examination period (May/June). All students must attend a viva voce examination following the end of year written papers to conclude the assessment process.

Subject to the discretion of the court of examiners, academic progress into year two of the course requires that students: a) achieve an overall mark of at least 50% which will be the credit-weighted average of all modules (all modules are compensatable), and b) pass taught modules amounting to 60 credits or more.

The second year of the course will consist of a research project on some aspect of exercise physiology which will comprise 30 ECTS. Projects will be chosen in consultation with an expert Supervisor, with consideration being given to individual candidates' interests. Practical work will be expected to occupy of the order of 300 hours over the year and assessment is via a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words. Organisation of the research will be a matter of negotiation between student and Supervisor, dependent on the time commitments of each.

The most up to date information on the programme which includes year one timetables and module descriptions, recent year two research projects and dissertations, as well as other useful information such as career paths of recent graduates can be viewed at the course website.

Read less
Increasing levels of physical activity decreases the risk of premature mortality associated with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer (Matthews et al., 2017; Zhang et al., 2017). Read more

Increasing levels of physical activity decreases the risk of premature mortality associated with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer (Matthews et al., 2017; Zhang et al., 2017). MedEx Wellness is a community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme, which offers supervised physical activity classes to patients with a range of chronic illnesses. The aim of this research is to implement the programme in IT Carlow and evaluate the effectiveness of this rehabilitation programme for adults suffering from established cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes or cancer. The research will involve analysis of existing MedEx Wellness programmes, planning and implementation of the programme and periodic testing of participants involved. Adults suffering from established cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes or cancer will be recruited for the study and will attend IT Carlow for testing. On the first visit, a blood sample will be taken to measure total cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins and insulin; participants’ height, weight, waist and hip circumference will be measured; participants will complete a questionnaire and some simple tests of strength and flexibility. They will also be given a device to wear on their leg for 7 days to monitor their physical activity. On the second visit, participants will perform attention and memory tests, a 6 minute walk test and set goals for their exercise programme. Participants will also be provided with a blood pressure monitor to wear for 24 hours. On the third visit, participants will take part in a beginner exercise class and complete specific tests related to their specific conditions (e.g. lung function test for pulmonary disease). After the testing visits, participants will begin the MedEx programme, which involves attending 2 exercise sessions a week for 12 months. At 3, 6 and 12 months, participants will repeat the initial tests in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the exercise programme.

For more information see http://www.itcarlow.ie



Read less

  • 1
Show 10 15 30 per page



Cookie Policy    X