Module title: Application of Science to Sport and Exercise

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07102
Module leader: Tom Johnston
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures and workshops will deliver the content ensuring students develop an awareness of relevant governing bodies, professional accreditation and their roles and remits (LO1), the differences in approach within the disciplines and areas within Sports and Exercise Sciences (LO2) with confirmatory tasks weekly predicated on prescribed readings. Discussion and small workshops will ensure familiarity with the issues and practices currently occurring within the relevant disciplines.

Workshops will be delivered to ensure students can identify the main elements in scientific writing (LOs 3 and 4) and can identify and, are familiar with, the use of data, spreadsheets and basic statistical applications (LO5).

Summative assessment and feed forward will ensure students are progressing satisfactorily.




Formative Assessment:
There will be weekly question and answer sessions in the first four weeks of the module to ensure student progress. Specified readings will be given with discussions during the following week to ensure pace of learning is correct. Specific tasks will be given between workshops to ensure pace of learning is maintained.


Summative Assessment:
This will consist of one 1,500 word essay submitted in week 7 assessing LO’s 1, 2, 3 and worth 50% of the module mark.

A CTE will be administered in week 12 assessing LO’s 4 and 5 worth 50% of the module mark.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3,4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 5 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures and workshops will deliver the content ensuring students develop an awareness of relevant governing bodies, professional accreditation and their roles and remits (LO1), the differences in approach within the disciplines and areas within Sports and Exercise Sciences (LO2) with confirmatory tasks weekly predicated on prescribed readings. Discussion and small workshops will ensure familiarity with the issues and practices currently occurring within the relevant disciplines.

Workshops will be delivered to ensure students can identify the main elements in scientific writing (LOs 3 and 4) and can identify and, are familiar with, the use of data, spreadsheets and basic statistical applications (LO5).

Summative assessment and feed forward will ensure students are progressing satisfactorily.
Key employability skills are embedded. Written and oral communication skills are required in the tutorial work and coursework component. Numerical skills including the analysis and presentation of data will be developed throughout this part of the module. Statistics and spreadsheet usage and relevance to SES working will be discussed and applied to examples from the workplace. Workshops developing skills in data and data analysis with statistical applications will be delivered (this is in line with identified student needs and previous experience across similar modules in preparation for LO5). IT skills will be utilised for the analysis of data, utilising Moodle and preparation/submission of coursework.


Formative Assessment:
There will be weekly question and answer sessions in the first four weeks of the module to ensure student progress. Specified readings will be given with discussions during the following week to ensure pace of learning is correct. Specific tasks will be given between workshops to ensure pace of learning is maintained.

Summative Assessment:
This will consist of one 1,500 word essay submitted in week 7 assessing LO’s 1, 2, 3 and worth 50% of the module mark.

A CTE will be administered in week 12 assessing LO’s 4 and 5 worth 50% of the module mark.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3 & 4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 5 12 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Students will be taught the differences between performance oriented sport and health related physical activity and exercise gaining knowledge of the governing bodies, professional accreditation, advisory bodies and construction of qualification and expected competences. Health and Safety law, ethics and ethical practice, evidence based practice and scope of practice will be embedded in this delivery.

Similarities and difference in approach and expected outcomes across the disciplines will be addressed. In addition, scientific writing, accessing information via databases, the research process and outputs and extraction of information will be introduced and practiced. Students will be taught and have an opportunity to practice scientific writing skills and introduced to basic measurement and data summary skills commonly used in sport and exercise sciences.

The use of Excel spreadsheets, data input and use of data will be introduced and it’s use in conjunction with scientific writing, referencing (Harvard Referencing) and Journal use and formatting will be taught.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to
LO1: Develop an awareness of relevant governing bodies and their roles and remits
LO2: Outline the differences in approach within the disciplines and areas within Sports and Exercise Sciences.
LO3: Describe the general features of scientific knowledge construction
LO4: Identify the main elements in scientific writing
LO5: Identify the use of data, spreadsheets and basic statistical applications

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