This module will be based on practical experience. It is intended that this practical module will cover practical and laboratory based topics from the Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity and Health, and the Chemical Science theoretical modules. In all practical sessions, students will be encouraged to develop their ability to integrate the use of various techniques in order to solve a prescribed scientific problem or apply coaching principles to exercise prescription. The concept of team-work, communication, good laboratory practice and the need for both validation and statistical evaluation of results will be emphasized throughout. An underlying theme will also be the development of students’ written presentation skills. Continuous assessment will be carried out through lab reports and practical evaluations throughout the module. It is intended that this form of assessment will test the students’ ability to think laterally in relation to available techniques when solving specific problems.
A programme of laboratory practicals to educate students in the laboratory skills and competencies relating to chosen areas of laboratory based modules will be run concurrently with lectures. Techniques and topics to be addressed will be related to the following modules: Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity and Health and Chemical Science
Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include live tutorials and demonstrations, laboratory and field based practicals, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, and computer-based learning.
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