60 credits at level HE7
The professional practice portfolio is aimed to give students experience of the demands of applied strength and conditioning support work. Although the exact content of the module will be determined by the nature of the placement certain key elements will remain generic across placements. Specifically students will be involved in the negotiating, planning, execution, administration and evaluation of a support provision. They will also be expected to show that their work can be justified through theory and research and is conducted to the highest ethical, professional and legal standards. The programme of work in the placement will be negotiated and monitored with a designated placement supervisor and, where applicable, the placement provider.
Professional and ethical codes of conduct.
Effective client interaction to ensure rapport, learning and adherence.
Application of theory and research to practice in an academically rigourous manner.
Use of appropriate information to diagnose areas of concern and select appropriate interventions and evaluations
Students are required to work independently but in consultation and with the support of their tutor. Once supervision has been arranged, other members of staff may be called upon for specialist advice, but the supervisor retains overall responsibility.
Supervisor and student will jointly establish a schedule for research, reading and for tutorial contact. Students are entitled up to 12 hours of supervisory contact with staff that will include tutorials, site visits and observations of practical work. It is envisaged that a minimum of 3 hours of this support should consist of site visits / observations.
Initiating and Gaining Approval for Experiences
As part to the work of sport and exercise scientists often involves the initiation of support work opportunities the primary responsibility for obtaining placement work will normally be left to the student. The supervisor and module co-ordinator will be available to provide advice and assistance in this process but the Route can not guarantee to provide any student with a placement position.
Once the opportunity for practical work has been established the student, in consultation with the supervisor, is responsible for outlining a programme of work for the module. This must be agreed with the pathway leader before the practical element of the placement may begin. The criteria for acceptance of the proposal are that it should:
i. Demonstrate how the work will lead to the achievement of the stated learning outcomes of the module.
ii. Show an awareness, on behalf of the student, of ethical, legal and health and safety issues relating to the successful completion of the aims of the module.
iii. Give details of the specific support mechanisms available to the student including on-site provision and a schedule of meetings and observations with the supervisor.
Responsibilities of the Supervisor
These will include:
a) Ensuring that a practical experience is organised and executed that will provide the student with the learning opportunities to meet the required learning outcomes of the module.
b) Providing guidance about, and monitoring, the professional, ethical and legal standards required for strength and conditioning support work.
c) Being accessible to the student for regular tutorials and at other times when guidance may reasonably be expected and required.
d) Liaising, where appropriate, with client groups to ensure that the aims of the module are being achieved and to ensure that the student is making satisfactory progress..
e) Giving advice on the timetable of activities, helping the student to identify critical completion dates for stages of the project.
f) Asking for written work as appropriate and returning the same with critical comment and within a reasonable timeframe.
Responsibilities of the Student
These will include:
a) The discussing and agreeing with the supervisor the form and nature of the supervisory schedule;
b) Taking responsibility for identifying the topic area;
c) Maintaining a steady and regular pattern of work, following the agreed schedule of work and submitting written work in sufficient time to allow for comments;
d) Providing regular reports on progress to the supervisor;
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate a critical awareness of generic and discipline-specific ethical and professional standards and principles of good practice.||Reflected critically on the application of these standards and principles through a professional practice diary and case studies|
|2.||Appraise the needs of the client group through the use of reliable and valid subjective and objective assessment tools.||Show via case study a critical understanding through an evidence based and structured needs analysis methodology|
|3.||Design, justify - using theory and research - and implement appropriate intervention and evaluation packages which meet the specific needs of the client or client group.||Show via case study a critical understanding through an evidence based and reflective practice intervention methodologies|
|4.||Demonstrate the application of scientific method and intellectual rigour.||Demonstrate via case study, supervisor review and presentation the application of the principles of evidence based practice|
|5.||Critically evaluate the programme of work and one’s own performance in that work.||Use critical review methodology to effectively demonstarte the application of reflective practice techniques|
|6.||Communicate the nature and effectiveness of the placement in a coherent manner.||Present effectively to peers and supervisors a case study and portfolio that includes critically based evaluative methodologies|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Professional Practice diary||Case study of work with a defined athlete populatin||Detailed critical review of a case study demonstarting critically applied work with at least 3 different athletes||Supervisor observation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Day, R.A. (1995). How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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