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Description

Programme Specification for the 2020/1 academic year

MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health

1. Programme Details

Programme nameMSc Paediatric Exercise and Health Programme codePTS1SHSSHS05
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2020/1
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

The MSc in Paediatric Exercise and Health is aimed primarily at graduates from sport, health and exercise science backgrounds. The MSc creates a challenge for you academically and ensures that key skills are well embedded throughout the programme. The programme is intended to: enhance teaching and learning through research and applied practice derived from paediatric exercise physiology and paediatric exercise and health; provide you with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and practical skills in laboratory settings; and enable you to acquire a range of personal and key skills to allow you to develop as an autonomous and reflective individual.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The principal aim of the MSc in Paediatric Exercise and Health is to provide a thorough grounding in paediatric exercise physiology and health driven by the strong and unique reputation for internationally-excellent research of Sport and Health Sciences including the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre.

This programme is intended to:

  • provide modules allied to the research expertise of the staff with a focus on paediatric exercise physiology and paediatric exercise and health;
  • provide you with a sound basis in research methods and analytical procedures relating to the sport and health sciences, as well as a research dissertation/journal article.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

www.exeter.ac.uk/sshs/students/modules/pg/

You are also permitted to take the 15-credit module SHSM912 Professional Development Experience. Registration on this module is subject to a competitive application process. If taken, this module will not count towards progression or award calculation.

Stage 1


180 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHSM003 Paediatric Exercise Physiology 30No
SHSM006 Laboratory Techniques in Physiology 30No
SHSM014 Paediatric Exercise and Health 30No
SHSM024 Research Methods and Analytical Procedures 30No
SHSM025 Dissertation (Journal Article) 60Yes

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Describe in detail topics relevant to paediatric exercise physiology and health within the context of the programme
2. Explain the variables involved in the application of paediatric exercise physiology and health
3. Demonstrate specialist knowledge derived from paediatric exercise physiology and health related research and applied practice

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 1-3: Laboratory report, independent research project, examinations, oral presentations, extended coursework essays/reports

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

4. Apply a range of appropriate skills to produce a dissertation/journal article informed by research
5. Critically assess and evaluate evidence
6. Apply knowledge to familiar or unfamiliar settings
7. Take responsibility for one’s own learning

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; problem-based tasks; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

Group project; workshops; essays; lectures; problem-based tasks and substantive lectures; client interviewing workshops; word processing, ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 4-7: Laboratory report, independent research project, oral presentations

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Manage time effectively and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines
9. Develop numeracy
10. Take responsibility for one’s own learning by planning tasks with limited guidance; identifying one’s own resources and seeking and making use of feedback
11. Perform assigned academic tasks when working in group settings
12. Communicate effectively to others when working in group settings
13. Evaluate and assess one’s own abilities, performance and understanding, to reflect on one’s own learning and to seek advice and feedback
14. Complete a self-directed study
15. Use electronic information management tools, including word processing, email, use of the WWW and electronic information retrieval systems

Transferable skills permeate every activity within the programme content and assessment – examinations; presentations; workshops; careers opportunities/ advice; word processing; lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 8-15: laboratory report, extended coursework essays/reports

ILOs 8-10, 13-15: independent research project

ILOs 8-10, 15: examinations

ILOs 8-12: oral presentations

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

You will be based in Sport and Health Sciences and will be allocated a Personal Tutor on arrival and can expect reasonable access to all teaching staff for academic tutorials through appointments. There is also a Director of Postgraduate Studies who will monitor student absences and progress, and meet any students needing additional support. In addition there is a Programme Director who will offer support and advice to all students on a programme and a dedicated careers and employability tutor to co-ordinate the interaction between you, careers service and the discipline.

In addition, you will be provided with

  • Induction course before the start of the MSc
  • Library induction sessions
  • Student handbook and module guides
  • Access to Discipline Disability Officer

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(http://as.exeter.ac.uk/support/admin/staff/qualityassuranceandmonitoring/tqamanual/fullcontents/)

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of educational provision. The College documents the performance in each of its taught programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Programme Monitoring cycle:

  • Admissions, progression and completion data
  • In Year Analysis data
  • Previous monitoring report
  • Monitoring of core (and optional) modules
  • External examiner's reports and University and College responses (reported to SSLC)
  • Any Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body/accrediting body or other external reports
  • Consultation with employers and former students
  • Staff evaluation
  • Student evaluation
  • Programme aims

Subject areas are reviewed every four years through a periodic subject review scheme that includes external contributions. (http://admin.exeter.ac.uk/academic/tls/tqa/Part%209/9JREVISEDPSRSCHEME.pdf)

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health

19. UCAS Code

N/A

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

26/09/2011

Date of last revision

12/07/2017