TURFGRASSES FOR SPORT

AGR3TGS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will investigate different sports turf in turn, examining rules that may affect preparation, the tools used to quantify surface quality, and current benchmarks. Additional topics taught include: FIFA standards, pre-game safety audits, measuring turf quality, liability and insurance issues. This subject will provide you with insight into the demands on Turf Managers with high level events (e.g. tournaments, international games) and non-sport events (e.g. concerts). The practical sessions will assist you to apply theory to practice and involve visits to premier turf facilities to measure surface parameters. You will take part in discussions with sports Turf Managers during these practical sessions to put your learning into real world contexts.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AGR1TM2 and must be admitted into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Fairfield campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. One or more optional field visits may be offered during semester. This is subject to industry availability. Students will need to make their own way to the field site at their own cost.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

International Turf Management Handbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAldous, D.E.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge, Ox

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate turf surface quality parameters and compare them to existing standards.
02. Analyse the interaction of turfgrass and soil factors that affect surface hardness, traction and stability.
03. Explain the surface-related injury concerns for sports played on natural turf.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Face-to-face or online

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Four 7.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face-to-face 4-day intensive

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written report: Agronomic and management factors affecting surface quality on golf greens. (850 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report: Agronomic and management factors affecting surface quality and safety on football fields (850 words).

N/AReportIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report: Agronomic and management factors affecting surface quality and safety on horseracing tracks (850 words).

N/AReportIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report: Agronomic and management factors affecting surface quality and safety on cricket wickets (850 words).

N/AReportIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Oral presentation: for a sport of the students choice, present information on existing practice and future trends in the preparation of elite-level natural turf surfaces (20 minutes including questions) (1,100 word equivalent).

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo28 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3