Postgraduate Course: Paediatric Factors in Sport (EDUA11332)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||As interest in training for sport performance increases, it is important to fully critique the application of predominantly adult-based research with young athletes. The young person 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. This course 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 1 (Sem 1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Informal Feedback - This takes place during class sessions 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.
Formative Feedback - There will be a 2-stage submission of the coursework assignment with students receiving formative feedback on a draft of a section of the assignment to facilitate: the development of self-assessment (reflection) in learning; deliver feedback to students about their learning; encourage lecturer and peer dialogue around learning; encourage positive motivational beliefs and self-esteem.
Summative Feedback - Following the assignment you will receive individual feedback on your assignment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the process of growth and maturation as it relates to physiological and psycho-social factors which impact on performance.
- Show critical awareness of complex and ethical issues about physical training of young people.
- Make informed judgements based on current professional practice regarding training for young people.
- Apply transformational pedagogy to improve performance of young people.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||During this course students will have the opportunity 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
- critically question current strength and conditioning knowledge and training recommendations and how they relate to global challenges (e.g., health issues vs. performance)
- recognise diversity of opinion in strength and conditioning, reflecting and evaluating this range and formulating justified and evidence-based ideas for application
- reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments in strength and conditioning
- transfer knowledge, skills and abilities from one professional context to another (e.g., sports vs. health context, or between different sports)
|Course organiser||Dr John Sproule
Tel: (0131 6)51 6135
|Course secretary||Dr Calum Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 6138