Module Overview

Research Methods and Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 2

This module will be based on practical laboratory experience. It is intended that this practical module will cover numerous laboratory based topics from the Principles of Human Anatomy, PC applications, and Physics 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.

Module Code

SSHE H1002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Scientific Computing

Windows environment. Saving and backing up folders and files. Ethernet and WiFi networks. Word Processing: drafting technical documents, Tables, Equations. Spreadsheets: Tables, Data Processing, Graphs. Powerpoint Presentations. Chemical Drawing.


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: Human Anatomy and Principles of Physics.

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.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100