20 credits at level HE6
1) To develop knowledge and understanding of the theories, models and practice of Interdisciplinary support in sport and exercise science.
2) To develop in the student an ability to identify, prioritise and contextualise sport and exercise support provision drawing on knowledge and expertise from two or more sport and exercise science disciplinary fields.
3) To develop in the student competence in a problem based approach to sport and exercise support.
Models of needs analysis, contextualization and prioritization of support, establishing evaluative measures.
Bridge building: Bringing together knowledge and expertise from different disciplines, developing working relationships with colleagues from different disciplines.
Restructuring: Borrowing and transposing methodologies, theories and practices from other disciplines to restructure a problem and form new approaches to problem solving and intervention procedures.
Defining and delivering within professional and ethical boundaries, Interdisciplinary and discipline specific considerations, the role of the Interdisciplinary co-ordinator.
Applied Interdisciplinary practice in sport and exercise settings.
Evaluation of Interdisciplinary practice, the reflective practitioner, evidence based practice.
In order that the students comprehend the fundamental concepts and gain an appropriate knowledge base topics will be introduced by the module tutor through lectures. Understanding of this material will be explored and further developed through tutor led discussion and problem solving exercises. Direction will be provided in relation to appropriate reading and research but this may be considered a minimum. Students would be expected to demonstrate independence in their study and extend their reading and research beyond that indicated. Case study analysis will be prominent in this module allowing for demonstration of application of understanding. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
The learning hours for this module will be made up of the following components:
Lectures 10 x 1 hours = 10
Seminar/Case Study 8 x 2 hours = 16
Tutorials 2 x 3 hours = 6
Background reading 10 x 4 hours = 40
Lecture/Seminar preparation 10 x 4 hours = 40
Coursework preparation 1 x 80 hours = 80
Presentation 1 x 3 hours = 3
Viva 1 x 3 hours = 3
Examination 1 x 2 hours = 2
Learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4 will be assessed by applied case study. In groups of 3 to 4 students will be required to work with a client or group of clients on a sport or exercise support need. The clients need must require an Interdisciplinary resolution. Members of the group will assume appropriate disciplinary roles with one member acting as interdisciplinary co-ordinator. Adopting appropriate methodologies and practice the group will work toward the resolution of the clients needs. The process and outcomes will be presented as a group oral presentation.
Learning outcomes 4 and 5 will be assessed by an individual viva. The viva will be designed to assess the student’s understanding of professional and ethical practice, and their reflective evaluation of the applied case study and their contribution to it.
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4 and 5 will be assessed by examination.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodologies, theories and practice of Interdisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science.||Describe and explain the methodologies, theories and practice typically adopted by Interdisciplinary practitioners in sport and exercise science.|
|2.||Understand the contexts in which a sport and exercise science Interdisciplinarian may operate.||Explain the role that an Interdisciplinary sport and exercise scientist may play when providing client support in a range of contexts|
|3.||Apply the methodologies, theories and practice of Interdisciplinary sport and exercise science to the solution of a “real client” problem.||Adopt an appropriate role and work within a multidisciplinary team toward the successful resolution of a “real client” problem|
|4.||Understand the professional and ethical boundaries that constrain sport and exercise science support.||Explain the importance of professional and ethical practice and compare the professional and ethical implications of monodisciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary practice|
|5.||Understand the role of reflective and evidence based practice in sport and exercise science support.||Provide a reflective evaluation of your own practice, illustrating how it is research and evidence informed, and how it will inform future practice.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,500 word applied case study||Viva||2 hour closed book examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Burwitz, L., Moore, P.M., Wilkinson, D.M.(1994) Future Directions for Performance Related Research: An Interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Sports Sciences, 12, 93-109.
Bury, T.J., Mead, J.M.(1998) Evidence Based Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Therapists. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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