ME-626 General Quantitative Research Methods and/or ME-618 Qualitative research methods
On successful completion of the course, the candidate has:
landmark studies within physical activity epidemiology
how physical activity guidelines are developed and implemented
how physical activity can be assessed, and how various assessment methods might influence the relationship between physical activity and health related outcomes
the evidence behind the association between physical inactivity and non-communicable diseases, as well as conditions as overweight/obesity
risks and side-effects associated with physical activity
behavioral change strategies associated with physical activity
can critically evaluate, interpret and disseminate results within physical activity epidemiology
can critically evaluate assessment methods used in physical activity epidemiology
can formulate relevant research questions and plan the implementation of physical activity-based interventions
can communicate physical activity and health relationships through scientific and popular scientific channels
Historical overview of relevant epidemiological studies
Study design and causal relationship within physical activity epidemiology
Critical reflections with respect to physical activity measures including a practical workshop
Physical activity and fitness levels in the population
Physical inactivity and the association with non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes, cancer, etc.) and conditions like overweight and obesity
Risks and side-effects of physical activity
Intervention and implementation
Behavioral aspects of changing physical activity behavior
Over five days, teaching and learning methods will consists of a combination of lectures, group work, practical workshops, discussions and presentations based on course topics and the candidates own research experiences and work.
Participation in compulsory lectures, group work, practical workshops, discussions and presentations as stated in the course pamphlet.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual two-weeks home examination. The examination will be assessed as pass/fail.