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HL30109: Contemporary research issues

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL20044 and take HL20045 and take HL20108
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To extend knowledge, heighten awareness, and develop an understanding of a range of contemporary sport and exercise science research topics, issues, technologies, and associated techniques/analyses.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues facing sport and exercise science and scientists.
* Demonstrate an understanding of various techniques and methods employed by researchers.
* Critically appraise the research methods and techniques employed in contemporary sport and exercise science research.

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - facilitated
Problem Solving - facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed

Ten seminar presentations in selected research based topics given by departmental and visiting research staff. These presentations will address contemporary issues in sport and exercise sciences encompassing the following areas of work; Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, advances in research techniques/analyses, and technological developments.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30109 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* 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.