PERS20170 Optimisation of Human Performance

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will provide in depth knowledge of the scientific factors underpinning human performance. In particular, the latest research findings for applied topics that are known either to improve or impair exercise perforamnce will be covered spanning from adolescents to the elite athlete. Particular emphasis will be given to critical analysis and understanding of evidence-based aerobic and anaerobic performance enhancement strategies employed by various sporting disciplines. The module content will be delivered in lecture format. Each topic will be presented as a separate entity and will be allocated different specific goals. These goals will be achieved through self-directed learning. All material required for self-directed learning will be posted on Blackboard. The self-directed learning material will mainly take the form of specific journal articles which students will be required to read to achieve each of the goals specified for each work package. Consideration will also be given to special topics, such as overtraining & gender related sport issues.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Understand the key components required to optimise human aerobic and anaerobic performance.2. Understand the physiological adaptations to specific aerobic and anaerobic training protocols.3. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the main physiological testing procedures adopted to measure human endurance and anaerobic capacity. 4. Critically analyse the current scientific literature pertaining to the optimization and enhancement of human aerobic and anaerobic performance. 5. Plan the most appropriate physiological support strategy for a specific performance in the context of different sports and physical activities.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

16

Autonomous Student Learning

80

Lectures

22

Total

118

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module content will be delivered in lecture format. Each topic will be presented as a separate entity and will be allocated different specific goals. These goals will be achieved through self-directed learning. All material required for self-directed learning will be posted on Blackboard. The self-directed learning material will mainly take the form of specific journal articles which students will be required to read to achieve each of the goals specified for each work package. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

co-requisite:
PERS10060 (Introduction to Exercise Science)


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Co-requisite:
PERS10060 - Intro to Exercise Science, PHTY10060 - Intro to Exercise Science

Equivalents:
Optimisation of Human Perf (PHTY20170)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Students will be required to submit a 1000 word assignment on a topic related to the subject matter presented in the lectures. Week 10 n/a Graded No

60

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Multiple Choice Questionnaire Examination: This will be an Online 1 hour examination. Week 12 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

40


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback on examination performance will be provided upon the request of the student. In this instance the module coordinator will arrange to meet with the student to discuss the examination performance.

Name Role
Professor Eamonn Delahunt Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 14:00 - 15:50