Modules for course B6AL | MSC/SPEXPHYS
MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2019–20 academic year.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-4001: Exercise is Medicine (30)
    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-4007: Performance Physio (20) Core
    Part A (Semester 1) will commence by reviewing the link between physiology and physical performance. This is followed by detailed examination of endurance activities with emphasis on muscle oxygenation and metabolism and the implications for fatigue. A final consideration will be some alternative models of fatigue in endurance activities. Part B (Semester 2) examines some of the other factors that exert a major influence on performance, such as basic and applied aspects of strength and power, and alterations in immune function.
  • JXH-4008: Supervised Experience (20) Core
    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 thier 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).

Semester 2

  • JXH-4001: Exercise is Medicine
    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-4007: Performance Physio
    Part A (Semester 1) will commence by reviewing the link between physiology and physical performance. This is followed by detailed examination of endurance activities with emphasis on muscle oxygenation and metabolism and the implications for fatigue. A final consideration will be some alternative models of fatigue in endurance activities. Part B (Semester 2) examines some of the other factors that exert a major influence on performance, such as basic and applied aspects of strength and power, and alterations in immune function.
  • JXH-4008: Supervised Experience
    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 thier 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).
  • JXH-4018: Sports Injury Rehabilitation (10)
  • JXH-4900: Research Project (60) Core

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  • JXH-4003: Advance Research Skills (20) (Semester 1) Core
    The module comprises three parts: Part A: Quantitative research design Using an experiential and flipped teaching format, students will read a series of scientific papers to develop their critical understanding of research design, including formulating a question, generating a hypothesis, study designs, sampling methods, ensuring validity and reliability, and good dissemination practices. Both original investigations and review studies will be included. Part B of this module covers material relevant to the analysis of group differences and regression analyses using quantitative methods. Specific content includes: Single factor analysis of variance with and without repeated measures; Two factor analysis of variance with and without repeated measures; Single factor and two factor multivariate analysis of variance (with and without repeated measures); Doubly repeated measures analysis of variance; Analysis of covariance; Follow-up procedures for all of the above; Assumptions underpinning all of the above and available options for dealing with violations to these assumptions. Regression based analyses: simple and multiple linear regression; curvilinear regression; mediation and indirect effects; moderated hierarchical regression; moderated mediation. Part C: Qualitative research methods and analysis. The qualitative part of the module will address the different philosophical positions underpinning quantitative and qualitative research; qualitative research data collection methods, including interviews, focus groups and observational methods; and qualitative data analysis, including thematic content analysis, grounded theory and discourse analysis.
  • JXH-4020: Research Methods (20) (Semester 1) Core

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