Postgraduate Course: Nutritional Factors and Ergogenic Aids (EDUA11055)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|The discipline of Sport and Exercise Nutrition is defined as "the science of the effects of diet and dietary components on the performance of the individual, and of how exercise affects the metabolism of nutrients in the body and the body's requirements for nutrients" (Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) definition).
The course will examine current knowledge of macronutrients, micronutrients, fluids and dietary supplements. The connections between current research evidence and current recommendations for nutrition in a range of sports and populations will be examined.
This course will require students to demonstrate their understanding of the physiological and biochemical responses to physical activity and exercise in relation to current thinking in sports nutrition. Students will also gain an appreciation of how scientific knowledge can be translated into practice in an applied setting with the aim of benefiting performance in training and competition.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Examination - 2hrs (weighting 50% of module)
Assignment - 2000 words (weighting 50% of module)
|Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching, seminars and practicals throughout the semester. Your tutors will comment on your understanding of the ideas covered in the course, and may give you specific advice regarding your progress. Such feedback is intended to help you understand what your strengths and development points are, and to enable you to take informed responsibility for your learning and progression.
Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.
Cohort feedforward - Detailed cohort feed-forward from previous cohorts of students is provided for all assessments on this course.
Formative feedback - Individual feedforward will be given to each student relating to both the written and the graphical aspects of the assessed assignment. This will be done in advance of the assessed assignment submission.
Summative Feedback - Individual written feedback will be available for the assignment. In addition detailed cohort feedback document discussing the assignment and some common problems and successes will be available. The feedback given to last year's students will be available too. A detailed cohort feedback document discussing the examination and some common problems and successes will be available. The exam feedback given to last year's students will be available too.
All students are able to request one to one meetings with course tutors to review their exam or assignment.
|Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate broad, integrated knowledge of current thinking and current recommendations in nutrition for sport and exercise
- Communicate sport nutrition knowledge to a range of audiences with different levels of expertise
- Use a needs analysis approach synthesise and critically review nutritional knowledge appropriate to a range of sport and exercise scenarios and to use judgement where available data are incomplete
- Recognise ethical issues in applied sports nutrition such as those surrounding anti-doping regulations and disordered eating
- Collect, analyse, Interpret and evaluate a range of different types of complex sport nutrition data
|Maughan, R. J. (2013). The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition (Vol. 19). John Wiley & Sons.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
(1) have critical knowledge and understanding of the current research evidence relating to strength and conditioning interventions
(2) have critical knowledge and understanding of current strength and conditioning recommendations and practice across populations, with an emphasis on sports performance
(3) have a critical understanding of research methods employed within the area of strength & conditioning
RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY
(4) be able to search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant literature and information in order to develop their knowledge and understanding relating to strength and conditioning
PERSONAL AND INTELLECTUAL AUTONOMY
(5) be able to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in academic activities, including decision making on the basis of independent thought
SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN COMMUNICATION
(6) be able to communicate using oral and written methods to specialist (e.g., staff, strength and conditioning coaches, sport scientists) and non-specialist audiences (e.g., athletes, research participants)
(7) be able to identify and effectively communicate with relevant individuals and organisations beyond their immediate environment
(8) have the confidence to make informed decisions relating to problems and issues in strength and conditioning
(9) be able to transfer knowledge, skills and abilities from one professional context to another (e.g., sports vs. health context, or between different sports)
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|2 hours per week contact typically comprising 1hr lecture and 1hr workshop/tutorial
|Mr Dave Saunders
Tel: (0131 6)51 4121
|Ms Cristina Roman
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265