Modules for course C6N1 | BSC/SSB
BSc Sport Science & Business Management

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-1017: Human Physiology (20)
    The aim of this module is to provide the students with core knowledge of human physiology necessary to understand the physiological saspects of exercise and sport covered in subdequent modules (SSHES) and to understand human disease processes (BioMedSci). The students are also introduced to the acute physiological responses to exercise and pathophuysiological mechanisms in disease as tools for better understanding human physiology and as a foundation for future modules.
    or
    JXC-1017: Ffisioleg Dynol (20)
  • JXH-1027: Psychomotor Behaviour (20)
    This module covers sports psychology, motor control, and biomechanics and applies them to understand human performance considered from a number of theoretical perspectives. Topics to be covered will include confidence, stress, psychological skills, visual perception, memory, attention, stages of information processing, factors influencing reaction time, movement preparation and execution.
    or
    JXC-1027: Ymddygiad Seicomodurol (20)
  • JXH-1044: Conducting Successful research (10) Core or
    PCC-1007: Cyflwyniad i Ymchwil (10) Core
  • ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt (20)
    This module builds on the introduction to a range of core quantitative methods (covered in ACR/ASR1004) which will be applied to various problems in finance, business and economics. The main techniques covered include linear algebra, equation solving, indices and logarithms, differentiation and optimisation. The module is designed to be accessible and useful to students of all levels of mathematical background and ability. Throughout the course, the amphasis is very much on practical applications of quantitative techniques.
    or
    ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes (20)
  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20)
  • ASB-1206: Tutorials in Management (20)

Semester 2

  • JXH-1017: Human Physiology
    The aim of this module is to provide the students with core knowledge of human physiology necessary to understand the physiological saspects of exercise and sport covered in subdequent modules (SSHES) and to understand human disease processes (BioMedSci). The students are also introduced to the acute physiological responses to exercise and pathophuysiological mechanisms in disease as tools for better understanding human physiology and as a foundation for future modules.
    or
    JXC-1017: Ffisioleg Dynol
  • JXH-1027: Psychomotor Behaviour
    This module covers sports psychology, motor control, and biomechanics and applies them to understand human performance considered from a number of theoretical perspectives. Topics to be covered will include confidence, stress, psychological skills, visual perception, memory, attention, stages of information processing, factors influencing reaction time, movement preparation and execution.
    or
    JXC-1027: Ymddygiad Seicomodurol
  • JXH-1043: Practical Research Skills (10) Core or
    PCC-1006: Datblygu sgiliau ymchwil (10) Core
  • ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt
    This module builds on the introduction to a range of core quantitative methods (covered in ACR/ASR1004) which will be applied to various problems in finance, business and economics. The main techniques covered include linear algebra, equation solving, indices and logarithms, differentiation and optimisation. The module is designed to be accessible and useful to students of all levels of mathematical background and ability. Throughout the course, the amphasis is very much on practical applications of quantitative techniques.
    or
    ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes
  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes
  • ASB-1206: Tutorials in Management

Optional Modules

0 credits from:

  • JXH-1021: Portfolio Academic skills (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
    This module is designed to enhance your basic academic skills. These skills are transferable and will support your learning skills in other modules.
    or
    JXC-1021: Sgiliau Academaidd (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • It is recommended that students follow module JXH-1021, but are not required to undertake the assessments. Students do not need to register for this module.

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-2016: Research Methods (20) Core
    The purpose of this module is for students to understand research processes in sport, health, and exercise sciences covering Computational Statistics and Research Methods.
    or
    JXC-2016: Dulliau Ymchwill (20) Core
  • JXH-2041: Project Proposal (20) or
    JXC-2041: Cynnig Prosiect Ymchwil (20)
  • ASB-2416: Operations Strategy (10)
    Operations Strategy is the highest level of Operations Management that deals with plans and decisions that shape the long-term capabilities of any organisation in the course of designing, producing and distributing products and services. Themes that will be explored in the module include: • Introduction to Operation Management • Competitiveness • Operations Strategy • Linking Operations Strategy to Competitiveness • Innovation, Design & Technology Strategy • Production Strategy & Lean • Total quality management • Logistics & Location strategies • Supply chain Strategy
  • ASB-2521: Leadership and HRM (20)

Semester 2

  • JXH-2041: Project Proposal or
    JXC-2041: Cynnig Prosiect Ymchwil
  • ASB-2112: Business Information Systems (10)
    Information systems and competitive advantage, including the value chain, and the nature of data, information and knowledge; Business systems concepts, business processes and business systems; Communication, networks, software, models for effective virtual communication; Keeping records, including databases, structures, forms, reports and searching; Interacting, including the basics of interface design, and workplace ergonomics; Impact of technology on working life, and new modules of working; Developing and chaning technology, including stages in systems development projects, such as analysis, specification, design and implementation; E-business and e-commerece; Learning with information systems, including innovation, decision making and knowledge management; Control and security, in networked environments, including intranet and internet.
    or
    ADB-2112: Systemau Gwybodaeth Busnes (10)
    Systemau gwybodaeth a mantais cystadleuol, gan gynnwys y gadwyn werth a natur data a gwybodaeth; Cysyniadau systemau busnes, prosesau busnes a systemau busnes; Cyfathrebu, rhwydweithiau, meddalwedd, modelau ar gyfer cyfathrebu rhithwir effeithiol; Cadw cofnodion, gan gynnwys cronfeydd data, strwythurau, ffurflenni, adroddiadau a chwilio; Rhyngweithio, gan gynnwys cynllunio rhyngwyneb sylfaenol ac ergonomeg y gweithle; Effaith technoleg ar fyd gwaith a modelau gweithio newydd; Technoleg sy'n datblygu a newid, gan gynnwys camau mewn projectau datblygu systemau, megis dadansoddi, manyleb, cynllun a gweithredu; E-fusnes ac e-fasnach; Dysgu gyda systemau gwybodaeth, gan gynnwys datblygiadau newydd, gwneud penderfyniadau a rheoli gwybodaeth; Rheolaeth a diogelwch mewn amgylchedd wedi’i rwydweithio, gan gynnwys y fewnrwyd a’r rhyngrwyd.
  • ASB-2521: Leadership and HRM

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • ASB-2109: Marketing Research (10) (Semester 2)
    The role of marketing research; Defining a research problem, research question and objectives; Questionnaire design, measurement and scaling; Sampling; Quantitative analysis; Collecting secondary data and use of databases; Qualitative methods including interviews, focus groups and observation; Qualitative analysis; Writing a research report; Causal research and an introduction to experiments.
  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2117: The Marketing of Services (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2400: Law for Business (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2406: Work Placement (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Preparatory tutorials; Compilation of a CV; Job application letter writing; Ten days at a placement provider's workplace. Debriefing session.
    or
    ACB-2406: Lleoliad Gwaith (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Tiwtorialau paratoadol; Llunio CV; Ysgrifennu llythyrau i wneud cais am swyddi; Deg diwrnod yng ngweithle darparwr lleoliad;
  • ASB-2414: Management: Planning & Control (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The two principal tasks are as follows: 1) A crisis management scenario, completed over the course of a two-day field trip. You will respond to a series of simulated events that unfold over the course of a match day. 2) Development of a proposal for an affinity product partnership, linking the football club's brand to the marketing of another product.
  • ASB-2508: Corporate Gov'nce & Regulation (10) (Semester 2)
    What is a corporation? The development and the role of corporate governance systems and codes; The importance of ownership in corporate governance; The role of the board in corporate governance; The performance and remuneration of senior management; The role of the professions in corporate governance; Current International issues of corporate governance and regulation; Why regulate? Institutions of regulation; Forms of economic regulation.
  • ASB-2511: Evolution of Mgmt Thought (10) (Semester 2)
    Introduction: academics, top executives, consultants and management gurus; The power of ideas to explain organizational change; The diffusion of management ideas (business education, management consultants, knowledge management within the firm); Great contributors to management thinking (e.g. o Scientific organization of work: Taylor o The role of directors and entrepreneurs: Fayol o Managers in organizations: Drucker); Management gurus and their contributions to management (Presentations); Conclusion: What lies ahead?
  • You must ensure you have the relevant pre-requisites.

20 credits from:

  • JXH-2022: Psychology of Sport Perf (10) (Semester 1)
    This module we will consider factors that may affect sport performance and how these may be assessed. Lectures, with small group work will form the basis for the module. Theoretical content will be presented and discussed along with the practical significance of specific theories for performacne enhancement. Group work will be used in a variety of ways including problem solving in relation to set scenarios and solution generation. Regular use of the module's Blackboard site (e.g., MCQs, reading) will be advantageous to effective learning as would consistent lecture attendance. Lectures will be on Tuesday 9 - 11am in the Main Hall except week 2 (see schedule). Lectures start Tuesday 27th September. They will normally last approx. one and a half hours. In order to foster a deeper level of understanding of the material covered in the module you will be asked to submit personal reflections related to the topics covered within the module. Each of the 3 reflections should be no more than one page (approx. 300 words) and include references (and a bibliography on a separate page). Reflections are to be submitted by noon one week following the completion of the respective topics. For the specific topics and deadlines please refer to the table at the end of this outline. A personal reflection should express your ideas and thoughts relevant to the topic under consideration. That is, you should include information dealing with: (a) whether your own experiences with the topic are inline with theory/research, (b) if they are not in agreement with theory/research, (b) if they are not in agreement with theory/research, how so and/or why?, (c) is the topic even applicable to your (sporting) life?, (d) if not, why not?, (e) are there any issues/points raised that you can make use of in the future? and (f) any interesting/eye-opening/doubtful issues/points raised? Each reflection will be no more than one page double line spaced (font size 12) of written text with an accompanying reference section (refer to your Student Handbook concerning correct reference style). A title for each reflection should inform the reader of the topic reflected upon. Given the limited space for your reflections it may help not to attempt to reflect, at a more general level, on overall topics (e.g., anxiety) but rather, at a much more specific level (e.g., catastrophic drops in performance, MAT's predictions for cognitive anxiety), as this will provide you with much greater focus.
  • JXH-2024: Sport & Exercise Physio (20) (Semester 1)
    This module aims to develop students understanding of acute and chronic physiological adaptations of the body to exercise.
    or
    JXC-2024: Ffisioleg Chwaraeon ac Ymarfer (20) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-2036: Applied Sport Psych (10) (Semester 2)
    This module aims to introduce issues that are apparent in applied sport psychology. As well as mental skills sessions, this module will also focus on some of the processes involved in applied sport psychology (e.g., approaches to consultancy and performance profiling).
    or
    JXC-2036: Seicoleg Chwaraeon Cymhwysol (10) (Semester 2)

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-3104: Entrepreneurship Cap & Firm (10)
    Introduction to entrepreneurship; Evolution of the Concept of Entrepreneurship; Characteristics of the entrepreneur; Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; The role of entrepreneurs in the economy and society; Entrepreneurship in large firms; Types of entrepreneurship; Defining small businesses; Entrepreneurship in the future.
    or
    ADB-3104: Entrepreneuriaeth Cyf & Cwmni (10)
    Cyflwyniad i entrepreneuriaeth; Esblygiad y cysyniad o entrepreneuriaeth; Nodweddion yr entrepreneur; Creadigrwydd, arloesi ac entrepreneuriaeth; Rôl entrepreneuriaid yn yr economi a chymdeithas; Entrepreneuriaeth mewn cwmnïau mawr; Mathau o entrepreneuriaeth; Diffinio busnesau bychain; Entrepreneuriaeth yn y dyfodol.

Semester 2

20 to 40 credits from:

  • JXH-3001: Research Project (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The aim of this module is to allow studnets to complete a research project in an area of mutual agreement with their supervisor in the school of sport, health and exercise sciences. Students will have the opportunity to produce an original piece of research work and integrate knowledge and skills developed previously durning the course at undergraduate level (e.g. research methods).
    or
    JXC-3001: Prosiect Ymchwil (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • JXH-3053: Dissertation (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The aim of this module is to allow students to produce an in-depth and critical review of relevant research literature in the area of mutual agreement with their supervisor in the School of Sport. Health and Exercise Sciences. The topic covered in the module will be negotiated between the student and his/her supervisor. It is thought that the student will work in an area that is closely linked to their Levl 2 Project Proposal, but this is by no means compulsory.
    or
    JXC-3053: Traethawd (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • JXH-3054: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    JXC-3054: Traethawd (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

30 credits from:

  • ASB-3008: Financial Technology (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3103: Marketing Strategy & Man. (10) (Semester 1)
    Introduction and course organisation; Relationship Marketing; Entrepreneurial Marketing; Branding; Creating a Marketing Strategy; Marketing Audit and Tools 1 & 2; Formulating Marketing Strategies; Choosing a Case Study/Small Group Formation; Case study preparation and presentation.
  • ASB-3106: Enterprise by Design (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-3114: e-Marketing (10) (Semester 1)
    Defining the field: Introduction to the module and e-marketing as a strategic tool; E-marketing strategy and the e-marketing environment; Social media marketing; The e-marketing mix; The consumers perspective; The marketers perspective; Online retailing; Mobile marketing.
  • ASB-3204: Corporate Risk Management (10) (Semester 1)
    The nature of risk management; Risk identification; The firm's loss exposure; Risk measurement and probability distributions; Risk control tools; Risk financing; Insurance and the alternatives; Legal aspects of insurance and insurance contracts; Dealing with insurers.
  • ASB-3509: Corp. Social Responsibility (10) (Semester 2)
    This module involves a visit to an organisation, during which emphasis will be placed upon its CSR strategies. An opportunity will also be available to relate CSR theory to its practical applications.
  • ASB-3527: Executive Compensation (10) (Semester 2)
  • You must ensure you have the relevant pre-requisites.

0 to 20 credits from:

  • JXH-3031: Stress & Performance (10) (Semester 1)
    The module explores research and theoretical standpoints within the field of stress and performance. Real life stress and performance case studies that the lecturer has encountered with athletes will be explored at depth within the module content. Class time will consist of a combination of lectures, individual exercises, group discussions and formative assignment practice.
    or
    JXC-3031: Straen a Pherfformiad (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3033: Research in Psychological Skil (10) (Semester 1) or
    JXC-3033: Ymchwil mewn Sgiliau Seicolego (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3034: Personality & Ind Diffs (10) (Semester 1)
    Early theories (psychodynamic theories and derivaties) and later theories of personality, including different methods of assessment and application, self theories (e.g., self determination, self discrepancy), the Big Five, the Giant Three; specific personality traits (e.g., neuroticism, narcissism, perfectionism, optimism) in relation to sport and exercise performance; body-centre personality theories and their relation to sprot and exercise performance and health; "high-risk" sports, including affect/emotion regulation and individual differences in sensation seeking and risk-taking.
  • JXH-3037: App Sport Sci of Elite Perf (10) (Semester 2)
    This module will include: Training theory and advanced training techniques of the elite performer; Physiological assessment of performers; Issues in doping in elite performance; Preparation for competition.
  • JXH-3039: Environmental Physiology (10) (Semester 1)
    This module aims to develop students¿ understanding of the effect of environmental extremes on the physiological responses to exercise and the effects of environmental extremes on exercise performance. The module will focus particularly on physiological responses to exercise performed in hot, cold, deep sea and microgravity (space flight) conditions.
  • JXH-3047: Disability Sport & Rehab (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-3048: Exercise for Clinical Populati (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3050: Skill Acquisition (10) (Semester 2)
    Class time will consist of a combination of lectures, individual exercises and group discussions.
  • JXH-3055: Biochemistry of Exercise (10) (Semester 1)
    This course will introduce into Biochemistry and especially in metabolic pathways and their interaction in different tissues with focus on exercise response. Knowledge will be provided on how metabolism is regulated on the cellular and systemic levels. Students will learn how nutrition and exercise will impact metabolism acutely and chronically. Connection between metabolic processes and health and training outcomes will be addressed. This module is important for all students seeking improved insight in Physiology and Nutrition. Students who are aiming for a Nutrition-MSc are highly advised to select this module. Biochemistry might be compulsory for their future studies. Basic biochemical techniques will be explained and trained during the course.
  • Students only choose modules from this section if they are taking JXH-3053.