Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Jonathan Moore
Overall aims and purpose
To module is intended to: 1) provide learners with a physiological framework for better understanding sports and exercise 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
Fatigue and performance
Steroid hormones and performance
Recovery and sleep The training process Sports-related workload management; athlete monitoring and preventing overtraining
Pulmonary limitations to performance Cardiac and vascular limitations to performance
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 art 50%) or first-sit assignment.
Evidence of adequate knowledge and understanding of physiological foundations of sports and exercise performance. Little or no evidence of good subject specific and /or transferable skills
Evidence of good knowledge and understanding of physiological foundations of sports and exercise performance. Evidence of good subject specific and /or transferable skills
Evidence of excellent knowledge and understanding of physiological foundations biological sports and exercise performance. Evidence of excellent subject specific and /or transferable skills
Demonstrate systematic understanding in a range of physiological and biochemical factors affecting performance sport
Demonstrate scholarly ability to identify relevant information and to outline existing knowledge
Identify gaps and controversies in existing knowledge
|REPORT||Critique of Research Area||
An objectivel review of a research area, covered by Dr Anthony Blanchfiled highlighting both its strengths and weaknesses. and applicability to Performance Physiology.
Overview: A literature driven overview of the chosen research area Limitations: A literature driven documentation of the current limitations surrounding this research area (in terms of knowledge and experimental design) Future directions: A literature driven section detailing the necessary future directions for this area Design: A brief insight into how you may go about designing an intervention to explore one of your proposed future directions
20 hours effort approx.
|GROUP PRESENTATION||Journal Club Presentation||
A group presentation on a recently published research article that is relevant to content covered by Dr Jonathan Moore or Dr Julian Owen.
Grade marking will focus on the following
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- 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
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- 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
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
Resource implications for students
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-4007.html
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 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)
- C609: MSci Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) year 4 (MSCI/SSOA)
- C6AR: MScRes Sports Sciences year 1 (MSCRES/SS)