EXERCISE SCIENCE PROJECT

EXS3EXP

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake a project in exercise science. You will develop fundamental research skills and apply discipline knowledge and techniques to address questions in exercise science. Individually, or as part of a small group, you will work on projects that will include planning, project management, data collection, data analysis, critical interpretation and dissemination. You will be expected to meet with your project supervisor on a regular basis and work independently in self-directed learning. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential.  Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HLT2IEP & EXS2ESP & EXS2ESB & EXS2MCL (or equivalent) and must be enrolled in one of HBESB, HBES Bachelor of Exercise Science or HZESPB Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology. All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science and recreation.RecommendedBerg, K E & Latin, R W 20083RD EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WATKINS, PA.
ReadingsIntroduction to research in the health sciences.RecommendedPolgar, S & Thomas, S A 20136TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically assess relevant literature to develop a research proposal to address a question relevant to exercise science.

Activities:
Preparation of a research proposal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Conduct independent scholarly work within the discipline of exercise science.

Activities:
Plan and undertake a research project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Collate, analyse and synthesise data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

Activities:
Apply appropriate data analysis techniques.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Report research in oral and written formats that are similar to a professional conference.

Activities:
Deliver oral presentations and written reports that summarise the research undertaken.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size125

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Once quota reached, further enrolments will be subject to approval by Subject Coordinator.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 11 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour supervisory tutorial per fortnight."

Supervised Research Week: 11 - 43
One 3.0 hours supervised research every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of three hours of laboratory time in semester 1/2."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One x 2-hour face-to-face lecture/seminar"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 11 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two x 1-hour face-to-face lecture/seminar"

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student Conference"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,250-word individual written proposal.30 01
One 15-minute oral presentation.20 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual final project report.50 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Pearce

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 11 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour supervisory tutorial per fortnight."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour face-to-face lecture/seminar"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 11 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two 1-hour face-to-face lecture/seminar"

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student conference"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,250-word individual written proposal.30 01
One 15-minute oral presentation.20 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual final project report.50 02, 03, 04