PHIO H3156 - Special Populations

Module Title:Special Populations
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Module will be delivered as one hour lecture and one hour practical per week for 15 weeks. This may include: staff-led lectures, open discussion forum, guest speakers and practical strength and conditioning sessions. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related information will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can contact lecturer outside of class hours to discuss formative feedback given on written reports and group project work.
Module Aim: To develop students' understanding of the how exercise and physical fitness contributes to the health and well-being of special population groups
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and describe the multidisciplinary needs of various special population groups in relation to physical activity, exercise and physical fitness
LO2 Demonstrate ability to work effectively and productively in a group context
LO3 Develop and deliver comprehensive, oral presentations
LO4 Critically review current literature regarding exercise testing and prescription in special population groups
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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Incompatible Modules
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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.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory Section 1
Multidisciplinary needs and limitations of various special population groups related to physical activity and exercise
Theory Section 2
Guidelines for physical activity, exercise testing and prescription for various special population groups
Theory Section 3
International and national policies for working with special population groups
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Group Presentation 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Special Population's Project 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester
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
Independent Learning Time 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 180.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 3 Mandatory