Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Solving societal issues using applied and integrated approaches
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Consultancy report  3,000 words  60%
Semester Assessment Poster presentation  15 minutes  40%
Supplementary Assessment Consultancy report  3,000 words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Poster  One PowerPoint slide  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Use your knowledge of underpinning health, sport or Exercise (where relevant) to solve a client based problem.

2. Assess, evaluate, and prescribe an intervention to meet a client’s need enhance health, fitness or performance.

3. Demonstrate the practical skills and techniques required to monitor and evaluate participants in a health or performance context.

4. Demonstrate and awareness of health and safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.

5. Solve problems of a numerical and logical nature.

6. Communicate information in both written and oral formats to both specialist and nonspecialist audiences.

7. Demonstrate the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

8. Gather and use information from a range of sources.

Brief description

The purpose of this module is to build upon the multidisciplinary approach taken in years 1 and 2 and take an integrated approach in the development of knowledge in human health and exercise.


Please give an outline of content, week by week, indicating lectures, seminars and/or other forms of delivery.

• Introduction to the module and assessment 1
• Consultancy report writing
• Identifying health and health systems
• Identifying health related societal issues
• The role of health and exercise in the developing world
• Delivery of health promotion in different populations 1
• Delivery of health promotion in different populations 2
• Ethics and Code of Conducts in health and exercise research and promotion
• Professional and Practical Issues in health, exercise and sport and the role of regulatory bodies (including the role of Intellectual property)
• Integrating Research and Practice
• Applying basic statistics and reporting results to assess success
• Your role in making a difference and creative Job Search (including getting into teaching)
• Graduate talk

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication The portfolio requires effective written communication, while the job interview requires effective verbal and written communication of information.
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 Use of word processing, bibliographic databases and online job searching and applications.
Personal Development and Career planning Students consider career progression and complete and application for a suitable ‘next steps’ job or post graduate studies
Problem solving In workshop activities throughout the module.
Research skills Using bibliographic databases to source references.
Subject Specific Skills Evidence gathering for applied work. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to client problems.
Team work n/a


This module is at CQFW Level 6