Undergraduate Course: Sports Physiology 4 (SPRT10031)
|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||An understanding of the relevant physiological knowledge underpinning specific sports and physical activity will inform the application of particular preparation strategies. This is of particular importance in relation to the design, prescription and implementation of evidence-based exercise and training. Acquiring specific physiological knowledge and understanding will enhance the planning and responsible provision of appropriate exercise and training for a range of client groups. The development of laboratory assessment procedures contribute directly to a more effective understanding of the spectrum of physical activity. Consequently, practical familiarity with a range of investigative techniques and equipment is an essential part of the teaching strategy. A continual series of laboratory workshops provides for this.
This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff in 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 3B (SPRT10023)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Problem-based tasks, combining essay writing with data interpretation (60%)
Group oral presentation (40%)
||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.
Summative Feedback- You will receive feedback for the assessed oral presentations, including general feedback for your own group, but also some individual feedback about your own presentation skills.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the physiological parameters associated with a range of sporting activities and how training affects these parameters.
- Work effectively with others to identify a professionally relevant sport or exercise physiology topic, search for and critically review the evidence and formally present evidence-based recommendations for application.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physiological rationale and current evidence for specific sport and exercise physiology topics identified in this course.
- Critically identify and be able to apply relevant physiological and performance-based tests for different sports, within safe and ethical professional practice.
- Present and interpret sport and exercise physiology data from research and applied contexts
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course addresses 16 of the 20 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
(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
(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
(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
(21) Be able to present data and report research findings according to standard scientific conventions
|Keywords||sport science exercise physiology
|Course organiser||Dr Len Parker Simpson
|Course secretary||Mr Pawel Horyszny
Tel: (0131 6)51 6571