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Session: 2021/22

Last modified: 22/10/2021 12:19:24

Title of Module: Introduction to Sport Science

Code: SPOR07013 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Health and Life Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Laura  Forrest

Summary of Module

This module introduces students to the three main disciplines of Sport Science: psychology, physiology and biomechanics. Each of the discipline areas are introduced during specific periods of the module. The module plays a vital role in preparing students for the specialised modules in each of the disciplines that occur in subsequent years. The role that each area has in contributing to both athletic performance and the maintenance of health and wellbeing is investigated. During the course of the module particular types of sport performance will be investigated from the point of view of each the disciplines. This serves both to introduce key concepts in sport science to students, and to highlight how the performer must manage each aspect to maximise performance.

 The module will cover a variety of aspects relating to sport and exercise physiology, psychology and biomechanics such as; the fundamental aspects of human movement, energy for exercise, forces, cognitive aspects of performance and social psychology of exercise


Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully Online
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Face-To-Face
Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Blended
A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations


Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:

 

 

 

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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Term 3

 

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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of key themes relating to sport and exercise science.

L2. Demonstrate the ability to conduct data analysis and present data from sport and exercise science tests and draw conclusions based on these results.

L3. Describe in detail how one aspect of sport science has been used to successfully modify a particular type of sport performance.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 7.

A broad knowledge of the subject/discipline in general.

Knowledge that is embedded in the main theories, concepts and principles.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 7.

Use some of the basic and routine professional skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with a subject/discipline.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

Use a range of approaches to address defined and/or routine problems and issues within familiar contexts.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

Convey complex ideas in well-structured and coherent form.

Use standard applications to process and obtain a variety of information ?and data.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 7.

Exercise some initiative and independence in carrying out defined activities at a professional level.

Take account of own and others’ roles and responsibilities in carrying out and evaluating tasks

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
The teaching and learning approach will utilise a combination of asynchronous and synchronous delivery methods. Asynchronous lectures will be used to provide information on each of the primary themes within sport and exercise science. In addition some of the learning will be achieved through group and/or class discussion and evaluation. Additional information, resources and directed learning will be provided on Aula.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Asynchronous Class Activity18
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity18
Independent Study164
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Core
Latest edition of:
McArdle, W.D and Katch, F.I. Essential Exercise Physiology. Human Kinetics.

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Duane K. Fundamentals of biomechanics. Springer


Brewer BW (2009) Sport psychology. Wiley-Black, Oxford

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Attendance Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on Moodle, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement and attendance procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardSport and Exercise
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelSport & Exercise L7-11
ModeratorDuncan Buchan
External ExaminerS Phillips
Accreditation Details
Version Number

1.10

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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment 1. Class test (Weighting 40% LO 1,2 and 3)
Assessment 2. A written assessment (Weighting 60% LO 2 and 3)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Class test (written)check mark  401

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Report of practical/ field/ clinical work check markcheck mark600
Combined Total For All Components100% 1 hours

Footnotes
A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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Note(s):
  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
- This module is appropriate for any student. The learning activities include oral and written work, including the assessments, and where required appropriate student support will be put in place.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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