Module title: Current Issues in Sporting Performance

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08112
Module leader: Mark Ross
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

Some experience with active verbal/written debate and essay writing abilities.

2020/1, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Ross
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught mostly through tutorial debate sessions covering variety of topics such as: gender issues in sport, doping/drugs, and athlete-coach relationships. This will be a module that is led, in part, by you, who will be required to undertake significant amount of reading and research on their own/in groups to provide material for discussion in tutorial sessions (LOs 1, 2 & 3). You will be required to produce an infographic displaying a topic of their choosing, showing active research via mainstream media and academic materials (LOs 1, 2, 3).

Some tutorial group sessions will be held in computer labs to help guide you to appropriate research material on their topic of choosing, as well as helping to interpret their sources.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs in the small group tutorials, where you and the module leader will critically analyse a series of mainstream media articles and academic research journal articles on the variety of topics in sport. Active debates are conducted, with feedback given throughout. This formative assessment is to guide and help you with your understanding of use of research material, how to critically analyse range of media (mainstream, academic journals)

You are encouraged to update their Skills Passport log with skills they learn and practice in the laboratory sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Component 1: You must produce an Infographic on a topic of their choosing (60%)

Component 2: 3 x essays (40% total)
These essays are reflective commentaries to be handed in at each tutorial (each one discussing 1 topic that is a current issue in sporting performance).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 60 1, 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.30
Essay 40 1, 2, 3 10 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module aims to:

-Introduce current topical/controversial issues in sporting performance, such as athlete-coach relationships, gender issues in sport, drugs, doping and supplement intake.

- Enable you to undertake active debate about current issues and appreciate variety of arguments

- Teaching you to develop critique abilities, such as active debate.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the range of topical issues in sport and exercise performance
LO2: Develop skills to analyse and interpret current research with regards to doping in sport, gender issues, and athlete-coach relationship
LO3: Formulate ideas, concepts and arguments based on wide range of academic and media literature

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08112 Current Issues in Sporting Performance