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SP3014 - Independent Project in Sport and Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for independent research of sport and exercise science and clinical exercise physiology practice including literature reviewing, oral and written presentation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills required for independent study and research in at least one sport and exercise science or clinical exercise physiology discipline area;
  • Critically review, analyse and synthesise published scientific material;
  • Communicate clearly and coherently via well developed written and oral presentation skills;
  • Conduct and evaluate research used in sport and exercise science and clinical exercise physiology by undertaking a systematic review.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in at least 80% of scheduled workshops.

Prerequisites: HS2402, SP2016, SP3008, SP3015 AND SP3106


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 4 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • 1 hours specialised - One-to-one consultation in Week 2 to discuss topic choice
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.