Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Research designs to assess and monitor clients
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Essay  1500 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Practical Skills Assessment  Practical Skills Assessment (0.5 hours)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written Essay  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Practical Skills Assessment  Practical Skills Assessment (0.5 hours)  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Study the relationship between sport and exercise activities and interventions in a range of groups in various settings

Demonstrate the practical skills and techniques required to monitor and evaluate participants using physiological analyses

Demonstrate an awareness of health and safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations

Work cooperatively with a team

Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions in written format to specialist audiences

Brief description

This module will teach you to apply scientific approaches to evaluate and monitor people. Regardless of the ‘person’, anyone who is focusing on human health and sport performance will need to be aware of the different types of research that are done to collect data, compare people and detect changes. This data is crucial in understanding what is happening to a person. Therefore, this module will combine the research process with the assessment and monitoring of different people. This could be athletes, specific populations (school children, parents, obesity) or clinical conditions (stroke, Parkinson's, kidney disease). To be able to quantify their current level, you need to be aware of what data to collect, and how to do that reliably and accurately. You need to be able to interpret that data and evaluate it with existing research methods. That is what this module will do; you will be collecting data, and evaluating research designs.


As above


Indicative content will include:
•Generating a performance model
Understanding the research process: theories, concepts and variables
•Assessing quantitative Research (Reliability and Validity)
•Endurance performance (physiology), Gait analysis, Nutrition and hydration
•Assessing qualitative Research
•Psychological profiling: reliability and validity
•Data visualization and interpretation•Descriptive and inferential statistics

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Students will be provided with academic and skill challenges during practical sessions and completion of assessment
Co-ordinating with others Data collection in groups during practical. Practical Skills Assessment in team
Creative Problem Solving Generating a performance model appropriate for the client
Critical and analytical thinking Evaluation of performance indicators of a selected sport
Digital capability Using computers to collect and process data during practical work. Literature searching via Primo
Professional communication Visually presenting data, which would be suitable to show to clients
Real world sense Practical skills include data collection and visualisation, which are fundamental skills when working in Sport,Exercise and Health domains.
Reflection Self, peer and lecturer feedback during practical, Allocated preparation time for practical assessment outside contact time
Subject Specific Skills Development of practical skills incorporating equipment for assessment of individuals. Interpersonal communication with clients. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


This module is at CQFW Level 4