HSHUP101-19A (HAM)

Foundations of Health, Sport and Human Performance

15 Points

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Health Sport and Human Performance


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Paper Description

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In this paper, we will address a number of key questions that encourage a detailed understanding of performance enhancing drugs in sport. These questions include: How can we measure performance and performance enhancement, how can we assess the evidence regarding specific performance enhancing drugs, can we distinguish between performance enhancing drugs and other forms of performance enhancement, why might people choose to use performance enhancing drugs and are there alternative policy options to banning performance enhancing drugs?

We will also address core academic skills for university study including: note taking, study groups, reading skills, collecting quantitative data, analysing quantitative data, report writing, evaluating source materials, academic research skills, and writing skills.

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Paper Structure

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Each week there is a 2 hour lecture, 1 hour of online work to complete and a 1 hour workshop. The workshop will include 2 weeks in the sports science lab collecting data and 2 weeks in the computer lab analysing this data.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes
    1. Source and assess external sources of information

    2. Identify the core arguments and evidence within a range of information sources

    3. Collect, manage and analyse basic quantitative data relating to exercise performance

    4. Assess the quality of data from a range of primary and secondary sources

    5. Plan, draft and edit written materials in both essay and report formats

    6. Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives

    7. Demonstrate key academic integrity skills

    Linked to the following assessments:
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This paper is 100% internally assessed. To maximise your chances of success, you will need to be engaged in the paper on a weekly basis. It is particularly important to submit all portfolio assessment items. Although each part of the portfolio has a small weighting, these add up quickly and the portfolio is worth 70% of your final mark.

Relatedly, the two 15% tests during semester will require you to apply skills and knowledge you have developed over the course of the semester.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Academic skills portfolio
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Tests
Sum of All
  • Other: Varies
3. Test 1
17 May 2019
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test 2
27 May 2019
11:00 AM
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Please see the readings list provided in Talis Aspire via the library website and through moodle.
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Online Support

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Each week includes an hour of online learning activities run through moodle. Additionally, in many weeks, additional learning materials will be placed in moodle.
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This is a 15 point papers, so you should aim to spend 150 hours on this paper over the course of the semester. This includes attending lectures and workshops, completing online activities, preparing for lectures and tutorials and undertaking work on assessment tasks.
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