Special Sports Studies (part B) (8184.2)
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|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
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This flagship unit provides the student with an opportunity to produce a major project in an area of interest related to the study of sport. Students will be involved in a project in either coaching or sports science. The project will take the form of a discipline specific research study.
Learning outcome: Students will be able to develop a research design, collect, analyse, interpret the data and communicate the findings in one of the fields listed above and experience and evaluate an active role in an appropriate professional organisation.
PrerequisitesEnrolment in one of the Sport Studies degrees.
8183 Special Sports Studies (part A)
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There are no prescribed text books for these units, however students should familiarise themselves with relevant journal articles and texts on their specific area of research interest. There area a range of text books on guidelines for preparing, analysing and writing your reseach project. Choose one that suits your needs and can assist you through the research process. Two good examples are:
Gratton, C & Jone, I, 2010, Research Methods for Sports Studies, 2nd Edition, Routledge, UK
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items should be submitted online via the unit moodle site where possible.
If you experience any problems please submit via email with a clear message outlining what the assessment item is and your name and student number.
Late Submission of Assessement
Please refer to policy on moodle site.
Special assessment requirements
Students enrolled in year-long units (consisting of a part A and part B unit code) will be allocated a continuing grade (CNTY) on completion of part A. Once the student has completed part B, the grade for part A will be updated such that the grades for the two unit codes are the same.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Industry Placement for EP Students
All EP students must attend traing prior to their industry placement. Topics covered include:
- Basic tests/assessments, note taking
- Introduction – logbook, accreditation, screening, goals, code of conduct, ethics, professionalism on placement, placement office
- Simulated learning – initial assessment (peers)
- Planning/personalising programming (theory)
- Research (ACSM, where to look for best/evidence based practice research)
- Simulated learning – implement exercise program with peer
- Interview with supervisor
- Practicum begins – face to face
Please make contact with Kellie Toohey to ensure you have met the requirements of your placement for ESSA.
All students must complete a field based internship with an approved sport organisation or club where they will observe, assist or work with industry professionals.
It is expected that all students will actively engage in all presentations and workshops.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will possess UC IT entry skills, allowing them to access the student website on learnlonline.canberra.edu.au
Students will be responsible for any costs incurred during their internship and for the production of the poster or video.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves internships and or clinical placements and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (lectures, practicals etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Contact with a sporting organisation is necessary to obtain background information, for the research being undertaken and / or to gain experience in the industry. Therefore, it is important that each student attends all appointments and meetings with their chosen sporting organisation so they fully understand and are in agreement with the organisation's supervisor as to the aim and scope of the research and of your work responsibilities. This unit is also essential in assisting you with establishing a network in the industry and in identifying future employment opportunities.
Students may be required to seek and source their own internship for the unit. Prior to commencing the internship, students must submit a learning agreement and adhere to the Placement Office guidelines for going on internships. Details of these can be found here http://www.canberra.edu.au/faculties/health/community-connections/professional-placements and on the moodle site. Students' are required to log their hours.
Each student will have access to a manual (via moodle) which provides examples of the evaluation forms, agreements, outlines assessment and reminds students of their responsibilities as an intern.
Internships may not be completed in less than 12 weeks (equates to 25 hours per week).
An evaluation of the student's performance will be made at the end of the internship.
Full attendance is necessary to fulfil the Internship commitment. An absence due to illness, in excess of two days, must be supported by a doctor's certificate. Time lost during the internship must be made up.
The internship/ field placement will run over the academic year and your supervisor's evaluation will form part of the assessment for Special Sport Studies Part B (8184).
If possible students should keep a portfolio of work completed while undertaking their internship. Please seek approval from host organisation before keeping a copy of any work to ensure you do not contravene the confidentiality or intellectual property of clients or the host organisation. Update your resume with your recent internship/s making sure you highlight those tasks, skills and attributes which you have learnt and developed as a result of the experience.
Students must submit a Log Book including Time Sheets (see example below). The unit convenor may ask to see examples of documents or samples of work produced by the student during the Field Experience. The samples of work produced will provide an excellent reference point for your career portfolios.
Example of Field Experience - Time Sheet
Please Note: Refer to the ESSA Healthy Population logbook requirements provided on the moodle site.
Students should arrange to have Time Sheets signed by the Site Supervisor on a weekly basis. One page should be more than sufficient space for recording your weekly activity.
Student's Name: ______________________ Organisation: ____________________
Site Super Sig.
TOTAL HOURS =
PLEASE NOTE: EP Students are required to complete a separate log book. Please see Kellie Toohey for advice if you are unsure of the requirements.