The World Class Athlete MED5363
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The aims of this course are: to evaluate the genetic determinants of elite sporting performance; to evaluate the environmental factors determining elite human sporting performance and; to recognise how both nature and nurture impact on elite human sporting performance
Students will access lecture materials at their own pace on Moodle 2. There will be online tutorials with course staff every 2 weeks running across 10 weeks in the Semester. The practical component of the course will be delivered during the Residential Week.
Requirements of Entry
Submission of a written report, 2500 word critical review (50% of grade)
Oral Presentation (50% of grade)
To provide the student with an in depth critical knowledge and understanding which will enable them to evaluate the genetic determinants of elite human sporting performance and the environmental factors determining elite human sporting performance. The course will also enable the student to recognise how both nature and nurture impact on elite human sporting performance.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Critically discuss and evaluate the human gene map of health-related fitness
■ Critically review factors influencing elite human sporting performance, both genetic and non-genetic
■ Critically evaluate the evidence underpinning the current preparation of the elite athlete for maximal performance
■ Critically review how application of a holistic multidisciplinary approach can be used to maximise elite sporting performance
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.