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Postgraduate Course: Preventive Dance Medicine (EDUA11210)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will focus upon the holistic aspects of aspects of safe and healthy practice in dance. Current trends in dance practice and performance will be analysed and the dance specialist's role in assuring safe and healthy practice in the dance environment will be established.
Course description Through researched and informed practice the students will explore and examine:
1.The dancers body, including the physiological demands of dance training
2.Developmental approach to the dance training and performance environment
3.Informative, pre-habilitative screening for dance
4.Dance training and injury prevention

At the completion of the course students will be able to
1.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical and psychological demands of dance
2.Evaluate and critically inform existing dance training methods for safe, effective and healthy practice
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 14, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be an assigned term paper of 4000 words on a topic approved by the module co-ordinator.
Feedback The following mechanisms have been put in place for both the formative and summative elements of the compulsory Preventive Dance Medicine course:
I. In order to address a more effective delivery and use of student feedback and especially managing student expectations regarding this timing an agreed turnaround period is applied from initial submission of formative work submissions.
2. An agreed turnaround period ( approx. 15 working days) is also applied and from initial submission through marking and moderation to release of marks and feedback.
3. Also in relation to managing student expectation and to extend feedback beyond post-assessment, feed-forward mechanisms are implemented for this compulsory course. This includes staff members providing further assessment information in advance of the assessment, specifically detailing the requirements of the assessment. This also includes commentary on a draft plan or agreed section of the work and within this details of what is expected and specific assessment criteria are discussed.
4. Feedback for assessed work is provided online using Grademark software within LEARN, improving accessibility for students, in addition annotated hard-copies where submitted are also available.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical demands of dance
  2. Evaluate and critically inform existing dance training methods for safe and healthy practice
Reading List
*Bartlett, R. (2007) Introduction to sports biomechanics [electronic resource] : analysing human movement patterns / Roger Bartlett.. Abingdon : Routledge, 2007.
*Brinson, P. Dick, F. (1996). Fit to Dance: The Report of the National Inquiry into Dancer¿s Health and Injury. Dance UK. The Healthier Dancer program
Brooks, G. A. Fahey, T. D. (1987). Fundamentals of Human Performance. New York: Macmillan, p.194.
Crookshanks, D. (1999). Safe Dance III: A Report of the Occurrence of injury in the Australian Professional Dance Population. Ausdance report: Australian Dance Council.
*Fitt, S. S. (1988). Dance Kiniseology, London: Collier Macmillan Publishers
Franklin, E. (1996). Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery. U. S. A.: Human Kinetics
*Gallahue, D. L., Ozmun, J. C. (1998). Understanding Motor Development. U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill, p369.
Geeves, T. (1990). Safe Dance Project Report- A report on dance injury prevention and management in Australia. Australia: Australian Dance Council, Ausdance.
Geeves, T. (1995). Safe Dance part II: National Injury and Lifestyle Survey of Australian Adolescents in Pre-Professional Dance Training. Ausdance Report. Australia: Australian Dance Council
Grimshaw, p., Lees, A., Fowler, N., Burden, A. (2006) Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, UK: Taylor & Francis group.
Hackney, P. (2000).Making Connections: Total Body Integration through Bartineff Fundamentals. U. S. A: Routledge
*Howse, J. & McCormack, M. (2009) Dance Technique, Injury Prevention and Care of the Dance 4th Edition. London: Methuen Drama, Black
*Huwyler, J. S., (1999). The Dancer¿s Body: A Medical Perspective. U. S. A.: International Medical publishing Inc.
Kapandji, I. A. (1987). The Physiology of the Joints; volume 2 Lower Limb. Singapore:
Kimmerle, M., Côté-Laurence, P. (2003). Teaching Dance Skills: a motor learning and development approach. U.S.A: Michael Ryan publishing, Inc.
Knudson, D. V., Morrison, G. S. (2002). Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement. U.S.A.: Human Kinetics.
*Koutedakis, Y. Sharp, N. C., (1999). The Fit and Healthy Dancer. Sussex: Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Laws, K. (1984). The Physics of Dance, London: Schirimer books.
Longman Singapore publishers.
Magee, D. (1992). Orthopedic Physical Assessment 2nd Edition. U. S. A: Saunders Company.
Nordin, M., Frankel, V. H. (1989). Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System. U. S. A.: Lea & Febiger.
Norkin, C. C., Levangie, P. K.(1992). Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Davis
Rose, D. J. (1997). A multilevel approach to the study of Motor Control and Learning. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
*Simmel, L. (2013) Dance Medicine in Practice: Anatomy Injury Prevention Training. London & New York: Routledge
*Ryan, A. J., Stephens, R. E. (1987) Dance Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide. U.S.A: Pluribus Press and The Physician and Sports Medicine.
Schmidt, R. A., Wrisberg, C. A. (2000). Motor Learning and Performance: A problem based learning Approach, (2nd ed.) Champeign. IL: Human Kinetics.
Thomasen, E., Rist, R. (1996). Anatomy and Kineseology for Ballet Teachers. London: Dance Books.
Shell, C. G. (Ed). The Dancer as Athlete 1984 Olympic Scientific Congress Proceedings Vol. 8


Clinics in Sports Medicine: Elsevier

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Reston, Va.)

Research in Dance Education: Taylor & Francis, Routledge

The American Journal of Sports Medicine: Sage publications

The British Journal of Sports Medicine: BJM Journals

*The International Journal for Dance Medicine and Science: Ryan publications

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: ACG publishing

Note, books and journals marked with * are compulsory to the course

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills At the completion of the course students will be able to

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical and psychological demands of dance
2. Evaluate and critically inform existing dance training methods for safe, effective and healthy practice

Additional Class Delivery Information The course may also be delivered in a block session to accommodate professionals in the field, these options will be inside teaching times and dates will be finalised subject to demand and semester dates
Course organiserMs Wendy Timmons
Tel: (0131 6)51 6596
Course secretaryMiss Victoria McIntyre
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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