Module Title:Current Concepts in Sport Science
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in one hour lecture and one hour practical per week for one term and will be based around group work on self selected topics. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related material will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can liaise with the lecturer to discuss research methods, data collection, PowerPoint Presentation, and group project work.
Module Aim: To develop the student’s ability to investigate, review, synthesise and present information on current issues in the sports sciences
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Communicate sports specific information and / or ideas effectively using written, visual, oral and practical methods of communication
LO2 Demonstrate an ability to review relevant sports and exercise literature, take research data and integrate it into a structured presentation
LO3 Contribute as an effective team member to the successful completion of a group project on a sports-based scientific topic
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 3 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Specific content will be determined by the research topics in sports and may include areas such as women in sport, nutrition, sport and health, sport and medical conditions, sports technology, long term player/athlete pathway etc. Guidelines for conducting a successful literature review Guidelines for effective communication including critical review of scientific writing, creation of PowerPoint presentations, preparation of oral, written, and practical presentations. Analysis of numerical data using graphs, charts, tables and basic statistics in sports science Advantages and disadvantages of group project based learning
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Group Presentation: Topic 1 will be researched by a group who will then present an audio-visual based report, and an accompanying practical demonstration/investigation 1,2,3 30.00 Week 4
Presentation Group Presentation (3 people max per group): Topic 2 will be researched by a smaller group, and will be presented through audio-visual means 1,2,3 50.00 Every Week
Other Attendance and contribution 3 20.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 4 Mandatory