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HL20478: Talent identification principles and practice

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: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 75%, OT 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • 3000 word Reflective Report (CW 75%)
  • Group Presentation (PR 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit will ensure that students are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary for the development of an understanding of the key factors that contribute to identifying and developing talented athletes in a range of sports.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Investigate the comparative nature of talent identification in Australia, UK, USA and Europe;
* Identify key performance indicators in a range of sports;
* Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological, psychological, body compositional and genetic factors that influence sport performance;
* Acquire an understanding of the maturation process and implications for adolescent athletes;
* Acquire an understanding of long term athlete development models.

Critical thinking; research skills, presentation skills.

Introduction to Talent ID principles - Physical and physiological predictors.
Psychological predictors
Sociological predictors
Genetics and the nature, nurture dualism
Current talent ID schemes
Worldwide perspectives and contemporary issues.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20478 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
* 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.