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HL10190: Ethics, sport & the body

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, PR 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Group poster & oral presentation (PR 50%)
  • Individual Project write-up (1000 words) (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop an understanding of ethical and moral issues related to Sport, Health & Physical Activity.

Learning Outcomes:

* Develop an understanding of emerging issues and pressures experienced by professionals (coaches, athletes, support staff, educators, policy makers, development officers, management and so on) in the Sports Industry;
* Critical understanding of the moral and ethical issues within society as a whole and the impact this has on sport, health & physical activity.


* Concise, time-bound and effective written communication (e.g. briefings / exams) T/F/A
* Effective oral communication (e.g. poster presentations) F
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models. T/F
* Ability to apply theory into practice. F
* Ability to work effectively as part of a group or team. F

Developing reasoned and critical responses to ethical / moral phenomena in sport: Topics will be generated in conjunction with the student population, but may include topics related to: drugs, gender, religion, medicine, genetic technologies, science, technologies, child welfare, body politics, cheating, nationalism, fascism & militarism, neoliberal market principles, and how they impact on the various professions in the sports industry.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10190 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.