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Postgraduate Course: Paediatric Factors in Sport (EDUA11054)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course concerns Paediatric and Environmental Factors in Training.

With more and more interest in training for sports performance, scientific understanding garnered from research on adults in a variety of environments is often applied out of context and without due consideration in sport. The child and exercise is a controversial and complex topic, with government guidelines advocating the promotion of physical activity for health-related benefits, whilst there are perceived to be potential risks associated with intensive training at an early age. The child and adolescent are physiologically distinct from adults and any such training must take account of how these differences impact on the short and long-term responses to exercise. Of equal importance is the recognition that individuals respond differently to exercising in unfamiliar environments. For example climate, altitude and time zones can not only impact directly on sporting performance, but also on training. In relation to paediatric exercise this module will consider the physical, physiological and psychological developmental aspects that impact on training and sports performance, including the possibility of injury or damage from early training. In relation to environmental factors this module will address the differing physiological responses to exercise in extreme environments (heat, cold, humidity, altitude) and how this must be accounted for in training and for sports performance through acclimation/acclimatisation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the module students will be able to:

1. Examine the process of growth and maturation as it relates to physiological systems and psycho-social factors;
2. Critically evaluate the general safety issues in relation to the physical training of children and young people.
3. Realise the physiological underpinnings of the response to extreme environments and how training and performance can be affected.
4. Account for environmental factors in training and performance, including the adaptations observed in acclimatisation to environmental stressors.
Assessment Information
Assessment will include a term paper on a topic approved by the module co-ordinator and a written examination. The examination will incorporate short answers, essays and may require the interpretation of data. Examination - 2hrs (weighting 50% of module). Assignment - 2000 words (weighting 50% of module).
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Course organiserDr John Sproule
Tel: (0131 6)51 6135
Course secretaryMs Marie Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)51 6678
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