Introduction to Professional Skills - SS349

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) PROF C Peppiatt-Wildman







This module will cover topics including, but not limited to: Introduction to referencing and plagiarism, Introduction to academic writing style, Introduction to history of science, Introduction to critical thinking, Introduction to research methods, Introduction to statistical concept and research ethics.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Essay (1,500 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

Gratton, C. and Jones, I. (2010). Research methods for sports studies. London: Routledge.
Ryall, E. (2010). Critical thinking for sports students. Exeter, United Kingdom: Learning Matters Ltd.
Smith, M. (2010). Research methods in sport. Exeter, United Kingdom: Learning Matters Ltd.
Thomas, J. R., Nelson, J. K., & Silverman, S. J. (2011). Research methods in physical activity. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Implement appropriate academic skills specific to the area of study
2. Demonstrate understanding of basic research and statistical concepts
3. Understand principles of research design and ethics

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to utilise communication skills
2. Demonstrate an ability to use information technology.
3. Demonstrate an ability to plan and manage their own learning.
4. Demonstrate an ability to solve problems.

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