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On completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate safe, basic competency in specific solo Tai Chi/Qigong and short Hand-Form exercises. 2. Demonstrate a knowledge of biomechanics related to Tai Chi exercise. 3. Present relevant literature accurately, concisely and coherently. 4. Critically evaluate literature relevant to the evidence base for Tai Chi and Qigong exercises. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and psychological effects of Tai Chi exercises. 6. Work in a group.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Practical Examination: This is a participatory activity, with assessment of skill in the demonstration of specified Tai-Chi/Qigong exercises (videoed) around week 9.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: This end-of-trimester oral presentation (with submission of supporting AV material) is based on critical appraisal of scientific and background literature underpinning Tai Chi/Qigong||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Attendance: Attendance and participation in online/practical sessions is essential. Any or all sessions/classes liable for attendance/participation assessment.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Practical Examination: Similar to the ~week 9 practical with some additional exercises, students are assessed following week 12; often students show improvement in their skillset in this more summative assessment.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Individual and group feedback is offered verbally throughout the trimester in the classes. The grades of the week 9 practical (14% of module weight) are posted within Brightspace (identified by student numbers) as soon as possible, well in advance of the end-of-trimester practical - students may request individual feedback on this before the final practical (56% weight).
|Dr Alan Peatfield||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Ulrik McCarthy Persson||Tutor|