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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

  • this course covers the most recent research in a variety of topics in sports science and sports studies;
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and focussed knowledge of advances in topic ranging from nutrition, muscle, health and metabolism; 
  • this knowledge and skills in literature searching will prepare you for you honours research project;
  • in course assessments will focus on writing scientific abstracts and also presentation of scientific material – transferable skills aiming to develop graduate attributes and employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Alison Jenkinson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Intercalating (Studied) or SR3506 Biochemistry & Nutrition of Exercise (Passed) or SR3511 Nutrition, Health and Disease (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SR4004 Research Topics in Sports Science (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course provides a detailed coverage of research topics in Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Studies. It will emphasise different factors which contribute to overall sport and exercise performance and consider any relevant adaptations that occur in response to different types of training. It will include a detailed consideration of seven research topics, and focus on factors particular to each. These topics will include aspects of physiology, nutrition, health, exercise and performance from the molecular level to an integrated human performance model. Other topics will be included to reflect the fast moving research interests within the School of Medical Sciences.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%).

Continuous assessment comprises: 1 page abstract and presentation/questions on each module.

Formative Assessment

Tutorial sessions allow discussion and feedback on written work prior to submission.


Abstracts and presentations will be marked and written feedback given.

Course Learning Outcomes


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