Module Information

Module Identifier
SS15410
Module Title
Skills for the Sport & Exercise Scientist 1
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
External Examiners
  • Dr Melissa Day (Reader - University of Chichester)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio (2,000 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio (2,000 words)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an awareness of key academic and transferable skills.

Demonstrate basic competence in key academic and transferable skils.

Carry out basic self-reflection and identify basic strategies to facilitate transferable skills and academic development.

Work productively in groups.

Aims

Higher Education requires the mastery of a number of academic and transferable skills to deal with the demands and challenges offered by study at this level. Students in Higher Education are also required to work with increasing autonomy as they progress through the degree, necessitating the development of skills in self-reflection, action planning and reviewing. Personal and transferable skills are also required in workplace settings post-graduation. The aims of this module are therefore to increase students' awareness of the need for personal, transferable and academic skill development and to provide opportunities to develop such skills.

Brief description

The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to the key skills required in Higher Education to introduce students to the transferable skills required to succeed in both Higher Education and the workplace and to introduce students to the skills involved in self-reflection, action planning and reviewing. Students will gain an opportunity to engage in self-reflection, action planning and reviewing and to develop key academic and transferable skills. The module will incorporate a range of teaching and learning methods: workshops, group tutorials and tutor led independent activities. Some module activities will integrate elements covered in other Sport & Exercise Science modules, for instance, reviewing assessment feedback and devising action plans to facilitate future academic development.

Content

Finding information and referencing sources.
Writing effectively.
Study skills, learning styles, time management and improving learning.
Using information technology.
Communicating orally.
Examination strategies.
Working with others.
Problem solving.
Self-awareness and reflection, personal development, planning and reviewing.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication The portfolio requires effective written communication. Students will learn how to communicate effectively in different contexts (e.g., orally and in essay and reports).
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will engage in self-reflection, personal development planning and reviewing and will gain opportunities to develop personal study skills.
Information Technology Students will be required to use information technology such as bibliographic databases and Powerpoint to source and present information, respectively.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will engage in self-reflection, personal development planning and reviewing and will gain opportunities to develop personal study skills.
Problem solving In workshop activities throughout the module. Devising action plans to facilitate personal development.
Research skills Using bibliographic databases to source references.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Students will work in groups on workshop and independent activities and will reflect on their group work experiences and skills.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4