EXSC217 - Research and Ethics in Exercise Science

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Understanding research design, methodology and statistics is fundamental for exercise scientists to engage in effective evidence–based practice. Additionally, an awareness of the ethical considerations, in both prescribing exercise and conducting research, underpins any effective practice in the Exercise Science industry. This unit introduces students to key principles of ethics, research methodology and statistical analysis in Exercise Science. Students are required to critically appraise research methodology, and apply this knowledge and understanding as well as appropriate analysis methods to research design contexts. The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of ethics in Exercise Science, research methodology, as well as to develop skills in critical evaluation and statistical analysis.