Core Module Information
Module title: Professional practice in sport & clinical exercise science

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11130
Module leader: Lesley Ingram-Sills
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This module will prepare you for undertaking your project work in the following trimester and additionally
allow you to build on areas of your employability in preparation for professional placement module.

Topics being covered will include; risk assessment and ethics; safe guarding; time management and project planning; scientific methodology and consideration of limiting factors; use of data in the workplace; critical writing and referencing; advanced communication skills; quality processes; interpersonal skills; project management and consultancy; teaching public engagement and outreach.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise qualitative and quantitative research methods and ethical processes relating to professional practice.
LO2: Critically appraise quality (assurance processes) and health and safety (risk assessment, good practice) as they may pertain to professional practice.
LO3: Demonstrate evidence of development of employability skills (communication, public engagement, critical thinking, leadership, team work) aligned to your professional placement/practice.
LO4: Develop reflective practice associated with your professional practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lesley Ingram-Sills
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be taught using a number of lectures, tutorials and workshops aligned with your needs in
preparing for the project module & placement in tri 3. A number of topics will be covered, to help develop your project work and future professional practise. It is anticipated that a problem-based learning approach will be taken for many of these. Core workshops will ready you for beginning to work on your project, formatted around both generic research methodology, and useful skills allied to project work, whilst other workshops will support the assessments and potential future professional destinations or areas of interest (LOs 1, 2). Additionally, a number of employability skills will be developed in this module, including: Ability to compare scientific and ethical positions; Ability to translate research findings; Time management, planning; Personal development and reflection; Critical reading and writing. (LOs 2,3,4)

Formative Assessment:
The weekly workshops will expose you to various aspects of professional practice which will be relevant
both in your project work and in future work. These will incorporate formative opportunities to discuss and
practise, for example, methodological and ethical aspects of scientific work (week 2), as well as aspects of thinking and planning, risk assessment and quality assurance (week 4). This will include opportunities to refresh
basic research methods in class or virtually, and pick up additional advanced research skills. You should
reflect upon skills developed within prior modules in your programme in order to incorporate appropriate
improvements into your current working practise. Formative assessment opportunities will therefore be
integral to these weekly workshops. Examples of the types of formative assessment which may be used
include; critical analysis of an ethics submission document; creation of a group risk assessment for a
task; planning a timeline for a research project; logging of research activity, understanding how to store personal data inline with data protection guidelines. These will feed into different elements of your summative assessment. In particular formative work on the development of research skills (ethics and risk assessment skills) and feed into a summative assessment.

Additionally, this will link with the second summative assessment where you will work on effective communication skills to ensure you can translate research and findings to desired populations via outreach activities, skills that are essential for you continued professional practice (week 6).

Summative Assessment:
Component 1: Ethics for and risk assessment completion (LO1,2), This will account for 50% of the module and compromise of 2000 words. It will be aligned to the project that you wish to conduct in trimester 3.
The remaining 50% of the module will be assessed via the participation in the translation of current research in to relevant language to a specific population (clinical, applied sport science, students, school children) in an out reach activity. This will be developed and delivered in the course of the module resulting in a 15 minute presentation (LO 3/4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 LO1,2 10 , WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 50 LO 3,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11130 Professional practice in sport & clinical exercise science