Modules for course C883 | BSC/CLSPS
BSc Clinical Sports Science

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Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

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).
    JXC-3001: Prosiect Ymchwil (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • JXH-3054: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    JXC-3054: Traethawd (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • PPP-2013: Biological Psychology (10) (Semester 2)
    Reading List All readings Carlson (10th edition) – Physiology of Behavior K & W=Kolb and Whishaw Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 6th edition (in parenthesis page numbers from the 5th edition)
  • JXH-2037: Exercise Psychology (10) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-3002: Stress Anxiety, and Health (20) (Semester 2)
  • PHP-3006: Topics in Illness & Disability (20) (Semester 2)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Morrison V & Bennett P (2012). An Introduction to Health Psychology, 3rd ed. London: Pearson/Prentice Hall. In addition to this textbook empirical papers shall be provided in a reference list each week, which will be drawn from research articles published in academic journals. These will be available through the library or via the module Blackboard site.
  • 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-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.
  • JXH-3059: Physical Literacy (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-4001: Exercise is Medicine (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    This seminar style module explores the theoretical basis of aging on several physiological systems of the body. The module will also discuss the implications of a number of pathological conditions including depression, chronic kidney disease and microvascular disease on health. Students will also gain insights about cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with a particular focus on blood vessel function. Practical sessions will help students explore techniques used for blood vessel imaging in cardiovascular research, and help provide students with interview and clinical examination skills. The aim of the module is to help provide students with an understanding of the pathophysiology and prevention of lifestyle and age-related diseases.
  • JXH-4005: Exercise Psychology (20) (Semester 2)
    This module will examine some of the major theoretical and practical issues in applied exercise psychology. Specifically, the following topics will be explored: the role of mental skills and confidence in exercising regularly; self-discrepancies; barriers and motivators for exercise; motivation and motivationally supportive environments; and counselling for exercise behaviour change. In addition, a student-led approach will be adopted with students researching and verbally presenting material on a chosen topic. Teaching will comprise lectures, seminars and group work.
  • JXH-4018: Sports Injury Rehabilitation (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-4019: Psych of Injury & Rehab (10) (Semester 2)