Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Applying evidence based interventions
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Report  2000 Words  60%
Semester Assessment .5 Hours   Group Presentation  40%
Supplementary Assessment Laboratory Report  2000 Words  60%
Supplementary Assessment .5 Hours   Presentation  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

Apply knowledge and understanding of the inter-disciplinary combination of biomechanics and psychology to solve a physical activity or sport performance problem

Demonstrate advanced level knowledge and understanding of theories and principles that underpin the study of physical activity and sport performance

Assess, evaluate, and prescribe an intervention to meet a client’s need in a sport or exercise setting to enhance health or performance.

Communicate information in both written and oral formats to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Brief description

Designing a good intervention to improve a person’s (sporting) performance, or physical activity level relies on a multidisciplinary approach that is evidence based.

Multidisciplinary collaboration is important in the sport, exercise and health sciences; this is increasingly true of scientific research and especially true of the various applications of these branches of science, e.g., physical education, scientific athlete support, physiotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, etc.

Furthermore, using evidence-based approaches is important to appreciate, in order to ensure that any interventions are most likely to be effective. A randomized control trial design provides the highest quality scientific evidence to determine the effectiveness of an intervention. Thus this module includes how to design a randomized control trial.




Indicative content includes:
• Explain the nature of multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of sport and exercise science
• Examine topics from physiology, biomechanics and psychology perspectives and apply them
• Behaviour Change theories
• Implementation Science
• Mixed-methods designs incorporating qualitative and quantitive approaches
• Developing the intervention : the randomized control trial
• Reflect on ethics and risk in the practice of a sport and exercise scientist as well as own individual performance and need for future improvement

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 The presentation is done as a group and requires practicing the presentation.
Creative Problem Solving Developing an individualized intervention; real-time problem solving during data collection practicals.
Critical and analytical thinking Practical laboratory work; report preparation research
Digital capability Using computers to collect and process data during practical work; literature search
Professional communication Deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience
Real world sense Designing an appropriate Intervention is an important part of a career in sports, exercise and health. Using an evidence-based approach is what makes it is more likely to be successful
Reflection Students will engage in self-reflection, personal development planning and reviewing and will gain opportunities to develop personal study skills.
Subject Specific Skills Evidence gathering for applied work. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to client problem.


This module is at CQFW Level 5