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BSc Sports Science in Relation to Medicine

Year 1

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge;
- Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the practical competencies that are standard features of sport and exercise sciences;
- Understand key issues in research methods and how to deploy advanced techniques of analysis and enquiry within sport and exercise sciences;
- Reflect critically on the professional and ethical codes of conduct used in the field;
- Critically understand the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to research and professional practice within sport and exercise sciences
- Critically appraise and synthesize interdisciplinary information to address issues within sport and exercise sciences;
- Critically analyse contemporary and complex issues both systematically and creatively;
- Analyse and synthesize advanced theories, concepts and principles of sport and exercise sciences
- Collect, synthesize, analyse, and evaluate research data using a wide range of methods;
- Monitor and critically evaluate exercise behaviour and sport performance in laboratory and field settings

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to develop and refine, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- Time management skills: manage time effectively and work to deadlines;
- Client handling skills: effectively manage a wide range of professional relationships;
- Team working skills: interact effectively as a group member to solve problems;
- Problem solving skills: effectively select and apply problem solving techniques to a wide variety of situations;
- Communication skills: present an engaging and convincing oral presentation;
- Self-learning skills: work independently and demonstrate personal responsibility
- Apply a wide range of theoretical concepts and research findings to sport and exercise science settings;
- Employ a variety of methods to measure, record and analyse sport and exercise science data;
- Plan, design, and execute a piece of original research;
- Monitor human health and performance through exercise testing, and critically evaluate participant data to develop/design exercise interventions.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability top apply a broad range of aspects of sport and exercise science;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within sport and exercise science;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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