Oxidative stress in health and disease

School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23944

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 & 2

Pre-requisite modules Exercise metabolism 19172

Module description

This module will examine current research and knowledge in 3 main areas: 1) Oxidative stress and the exercise paradox – radical release in exercise, 2) The Free radical theory of ageing examining average lifespan and maximum lifespan, 3) Diseases associated with oxidative stress examining linked pathologies.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars and problem based workshop sessions