Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Jonathan Moore
Overall aims and purpose
This module is intended to: 1) provide postgraduate learners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of principles and applications of physiology and training science to sport-related performance; 2) develop higher level subject specific and transferable skills; 3) prepare postgraduate students to meet the requirements of research, or employment outside of an academic / research environment.
During the module, you will develop existing knowledge and understanding in a range of physiology & training science topics including:
- Exercise fatigue
- The role of hormones, recovery and sleep
- Preparation for endurance sports - heart and circulatory adaptation in enduranceathletes, altitude and hypoxic training, heat acclimation/acclimatization
- The training process - needs analysis,periodization and programming
Important: Students who fail the module (overall module mark less than 50%) or miss module assessments, will be required to undertake a resit (mark capped at 50%) or first-sit assignment.
Evidence of basic knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of physiology to sports training and performance, critical analysis of available evidence; and, the ability to identify gaps or controversies in evdence. Most criteria are meet to an adequate standard; there may be a wide range in the quality of different components
Evidence of good knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of physiology to sports training and performance, critical analysis of available evidence; and, the ability to identify gaps or controversies in evdence. Most criteria are meet to a good standard; some may be met to a very good standard
Evidence of deep knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of physiology to sports training and performance; critical analysis of available evidence; and, the ability to identify gaps or controversies in evdence. Some criteria are meet to an exceptionally high standard; the remainder are met to an excellent standard
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of exercise fatigue, the role of hormones, recovery and sleep and apply this knowledge and understanding to performance sports
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches to training used to prepare athletes for competition an apply this to provide an effective briefing.
Demonstrate scholarly ability to identify relevant scientific information, critically analyze existing knowledge, and to identify gaps or controversies
|Written assignment, including essay||Critique of a topic from semester one||
You are required to write a balanced discussion and evaluation of strengths, weaknesses and applicability to sports perfomance of a topic related to exercise fatigue and/or the role of recovery, sleeps and hormones. A suggested sequence for the ‘critical review’ or ‘critique’ is: A brief literature driven synthesis of your chosen topic An overview of the current limitations that exist Future directions for research in this topic Devise an experimental design to test one of these future directions OR Discuss the applied implications of this topic for a sport practitioner
|ORAL||Presentation for performance director||
Often academics and researchers are asked to communicate research evidence and other scientific information to a nonacademic audience. Your task is to deliver an oral briefing for a Performance Director that provides precise instructions and essential information concerning preparation of athletes for competition, based on up-to date research and applied practice. You have freedom to choose the focus for your briefing from a range of topics, such optimizing training for marathon competition, preparation for endurance competition in the heat, altitude training for sea-level competition, and developing a periodized annual training plan. The key to giving a successful briefing is to keep it accurate, concise and clear. You should select appropriate examples of up-to-date evidence from the literature and/or real world examples as supporting evidence. Also, you should be clear where limitations in current knowledge and understanding exist. The primary aim of this assessment is to test your ability to communicate research evidence to a performance director / coach in a way that guarantees nothing gets lost in translation.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Combination of lecture, seminar and tutorials. Learners work through the concepts with guidance from academic staff. Seminar activities will include open discussions or work on tasks in smaller groups in online breakout rooms. Learning relies on independent study skills and full enagement with online and other learning activities assigned by the tutor.
Directed and self-directed learning (e.g., previewing and reviewing lecturer recorded content, reading articles, working with fellow students on learning activities, preparing for assignments, watching other video resources).
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
- develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
Resource implications for students
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-4007.html
Textbook of work physiology: physiological bases of exercise - Åstrand, Per-Olof, Exercise physiology: Human Bioenergetics and its Applications - George A. Brooks Physiological bases of human performance during work and exercise - Taylor, Nigel A. S., Groeller, Herbert ACSM's advanced exercise physiology - Farrell, Peter A., Joyner, Michael J., Caiozzo, Vincent J., The physiology of training - Whyte, Gregory P.
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- C6AC: MRes Sport and Exercise Physiology year 1 (MRES/SPEPH)
- C6AE: MRes Sport and Exercise Sciences year 1 (MRES/SPES)
- B6AL: MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology year 1 (MSC/SPEXPHYS)
Optional in courses:
- C603: BSc Sports Science - intercalated year 3 (BSC/SPSC)
- B6AF: MSc Applied Sports Science year 1 (MSC/ASPS)
- C612: MSci Adventure Sport Science year 4 (MSCI/ASS)
- C608: MSci Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences year 4 (MSCI/SHS)
- C607: MSci Sport Science year 4 (MSCI/SS)
- C613: MSci Sport Science with International Experience year 5 (MSCI/SSIE)
- C609: MSci Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) year 4 (MSCI/SSOA)