Module JXH-4008:
Supervised Experience

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr Julian Owen

Overall aims and purpose

This module will help you to develop your skills and competancies in providing sport and exercise science support to client(s).This development process will then be put into action with a supervised period of client work in either sport and exercise physiology or psychology; or exercise rehabilitation.

Course content

The content of this module will be largely student specific and include activities (workshops, directed reading, client based work) that will develop the individual's personal applied support skills. The module will commence with the students completing an individual self-assessment of their current skills/knowledge base and setting personal goals to enable them to improve their applied support skills. All students will attend units (workshops) on ethics in research and consultancy, needs analysis and counselling skills. Discipline specific workshops will also take place. A portfolio will be developed that records activities including meetings with supervisor, workshop attendance, meetings and a plan of work with at least one client, and thoughts/evaluations of all meetings and workshops (i.e., evidence of reflective practice).

NB. Module failure that prevents you from progressing onto Part 2 of the Masters course, will require resit assessment (exact date TBC but expected to be between June and July 2018).

Assessment Criteria

good

B - A needs analysis and intervention is presented, the outcome of the intervention is evaluated, and self-evaluation reflection is present. Critical evaluation of the intervention and its outcome, with appropriate reference to the literature, is clear and thorough. Discussion of how you would do things in the future shows the ability to learn from the outcome of this experience.

excellent

A - In addition to meeting the criteria for B grade, there is evidence of additional effort and/or mastery of the material. Following are some examples of such evidence: the report is well-organised and clearly presented; reference to the literature is particularly thorough, with in-depth discussion when appropriate (and without irrelevant discussion!). For further progress in this grade band, the report will be exceptionally well organised and presented. Issues raised in the report will be presented with a high degree of clarity, and will demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the subject area. Reflections on the work conducted during the case study will be extensive, detailed, and particularly insightful.

threshold

D - A needs analysis and intervention is presented, the outcome of the intervention is evaluated, and some self-evaluation reflection is present. There is some critical evaluation of the intervention and its outcome with appropriate reference to the literature, although in places references may be missing, or discussion may be superficial. There may be some errors or problems with organisation or clarity of writing, or a general lack of thoroughness.

C- to C+

C - A needs analysis and intervention is presented, the outcome of the intervention is evaluated, and self-evaluation reflection is present. There is generally good critical evaluation of the intervention and its outcome, with appropriate reference to the literature and good discussion of the important literature. There may be some errors or problems with organisation or clarity of writing, or in places discussion could be more thorough.

Learning outcomes

  1. Plan, initiate and evaluate an appropriate personal programme of development.

  2. Provide an evidence based account of their achievements and activities over Semester 1. This will include workshops and practicals attended as well as individual work.

  3. Coherently and critically presented integration of scientific knowledge within support work.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
COURSEWORK Part 1- Portfolio

This assessment will catalogue your personal development in Semester 1, in preparation to work with your client in Semester 2.

50
CASE STUDY Part 2 - Case study 50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Individual Project

Students will recruit a client and carry out a case study based on the clients needs.

40
Tutorial

Students will be assigned an academic tutor who will support the student during the module. Students will be expected to be proactive in arranging appropriate tutorial appointments when required.

5
Workshop

Workshops will complement lectures and tutorials and include sessions on:

  • Ethics
  • Self-talk
  • Imagery
  • Peer debrief session
12
Lecture

Lectures will cover the following topics

  • Introductory session
  • Needs analysis
  • Counselling skills
7
Laboratory

There will be a portfolio of practical laboratory workshops that students may use during their work with their client e.g.:

  • Anthropometry and Body Composition
  • Introduction to Online Gas Analysis
  • Isokinetic Dynamometry, Ultrasonography, Electro stimulation
36
Private study

Private study will include:

  • Appropriate research and reading in order to complete the portfolio and case study.
  • Students may also wish to attend external workshops in order to improve their competencies based on their career aspirations.
100

Transferable skills

  • 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.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • 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

Subject specific skills

  • research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • 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
  • 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
  • self-appraise and reflect on practice
  • plan and design practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
  • project manage and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
  • recognise and respond to moral, ethical, sustainability and safety issues that directly pertain to the context of study including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct
  • undertake fieldwork with continuous regard for safety and risk assessment.
  • demonstrate evidence of competence in the scientific methods of enquiry, and interpretation and analysis of relevant data and statistical outputs.
  • develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
  • communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
  • develop knowledge of psychometric instruments
  • accurately interpret case study data
  • develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
  • demonstrate effective robust data collection methods

Resources

Courses including this module

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Optional in courses: