Undergraduate Course: Special Topics in Sport Psychology 4 (SPRT10020)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Representing the pinnacle of development in the area, this course offers students the opportunity to pursue an in-depth examination of one or more selected topics of current concern in sport psychology. Topics will be selected to reflect the international research environment, staff research interests and matters which offer opportunities for the pursuit of an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach where appropriate.
This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) who contribute to this course are all members of one or more of the following research groups hosted by ISPEHS: (1) Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), (2) Edinburgh Sports Research, (3) Human Performance and Aquatics and (4) Physical Education Research Forum (PERF).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Sport Science 3A (SPRT10022)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Group presentation 70%
||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 - We utilise a range of different formative feedback methods such as de-briefs on student activities, tutor meetings, and class quizzes.
Summative Feedback- A detailed assignment feedback report is provided in accordance with the assignment specification and criteria.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Special Topics in Sport Psychology 4||9:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theoretical developments and research approaches in specified topics of current interest in sport psychology
- Execute a defined project of research on a specified topic of current interest in sport psychology
- Demonstrate the capacity to offer insights and potential solutions to issues of current interest in the field of sport psychology
- Effectively communicate the results of a research project on a specified topic of current interest in sport psychology
- Work effectively, under guidance of a supervisor, to design and implement a research project on a specified topic of current interest in sport psychology
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course addresses X of the 21 graduate attributes developed on the BSc Applied Sport Science degree
RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY
(1) Understand the philosophy of scientific methods of enquiry in order to critically evaluate evidence and analyse research literature.
(2) Search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from literature in order to answer research questions in sport and exercise sciences.
(3) Plan and execute research projects, involving data collection and analysis, which answer research questions in sport and exercise sciences.
(4) Interpret data collected or reported in sport, physical activity and exercise studies
(5) Synthesize knowledge from various disciplines so as to understand the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise sciences.
(6) Develop logical arguments surrounding issues within sport science, physical activity and exercise
PERSONAL AND INTELLECTUAL AUTONOMY
(7) Be independent learners who can take responsibility for their own learning
(8) Be able to respond to unfamiliar problems by extrapolating their existing knowledge and understanding
(9) Be able to communicate clearly using oral and written methods, including posters, presentations, essays, web pages, in order to critique, negotiate, create or communicate understanding
(10) Be able to use communication as a means for collaborating with and relating to others including staff, other students and research participants.
(11) Be able to engage in critical discussion demonstrating listening skills, effective use of evidence and their own experiences to articulate points and defend their own assertions
(12) Be able to initiate communication with non-university agencies connected to sport and exercise
(13) Be able to plan and execute substantive research projects in sport and exercise sciences (including but not limited to the dissertation and mini-project)
(14) Have developed their organisational, time management and decision-making skills
(15) Be able to work effectively in a team; overcoming and discussing problems and recognising the diversity of contributions different individuals can make to collaborative work
(16) Be able to transfer knowledge and ideas between different contexts within sport, exercise and health
(17) Be able to engage effectively with outside agencies to foster or develop research, consultancy or support initiatives
(18) Be able to use the test, measurement and analysis tools appropriate to sport, physical activity and exercise, including for example laboratory or field tests.
(19) Be able to design, deliver and analyse the effects of training interventions in sport, physical activity and exercise
(20) Be able to select and apply the appropriate statistical procedures to analyse empirical data
(21) Be able to present data and report research findings according to standard scientific conventions
|Keywords||sport science psychology
|Course organiser||Dr Christine Nash
Tel: (0131 6)51 6581
|Course secretary||Mr Nathan Bryceland
Tel: (0131 6)51 6678