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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Sports Science (2015 entry)/ BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Sport Science (2016 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Chemistry
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award See Programme Structure
Programme title Chemistry with Sport Science (CWSS)
Programme code CMUB14 Chemistry with Sport Science (CWSS) BSc
Length of programme
UCAS code BSc: FC16
BSc with DPS/DIntS/DIS: FCC6
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/chemistry/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:26:43 BST

1. Programme Aims

     

Aims

CWSS

To inspire students to have interest and enthusiasm for chemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

 

X

To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of chemical knowledge and practical skills through study of modules identified as core chemistry.

 

X

To develop the ability of students to apply their chemical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical chemical problems.

 

X

To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in core sports sciences

 

X

To provide students with selected specialised areas of study so that they can experience the frontiers of research in sports science

 

X

To provide training, through a range of educational activities, to develop a range of transferable skills applicable to employment

 

X

To provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialised areas of chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry

 

X

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Benchmark Statement for Chemistry.
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • Departmental teaching and learning policies.
  • The research interests and specialisms of the teaching staff and their professional involvement in the discipline.
  • Recognition and Accreditation documentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 


On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to describe:

CWSS

K1

The major aspects of chemical terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units

 

X

K2

The major types of chemical reaction and the main characteristics associated with them

 

X

K3

The principles and procedures used in chemical analysis and the characterisation of chemical compounds

 

X

K4

The characteristics of the different states of matter and the theories used to describe them

 

X

K5

The principles of quantum mechanics and aspects of theoretical chemistry and their application to the description of the structure and properties of atoms and molecules.

 

X

K6

The principles of thermodynamics and their application to chemistry

 

X

K7

The principles of chemical reaction kinetics, including catalysis and the mechanistic interpretation of organic and inorganic chemical reactions.

 

X

K8

The principal techniques of structural investigations, including theoretical and practical aspects of spectroscopy, and their application to the determination of inorganic and organic structure and the understanding of molecular structure and behaviour.

 

X

K9

The systemic chemistry of the elements and their compounds, including group relationships and trends within the Periodic Table.

 

X

K10

The properties of aliphatic, aromatic, heterocyclic and organometallic compounds.

 

X

K11

The nature and behaviour of functional groups in organic molecules.

 

X

K12

The structural features of chemical elements and their compounds including stereochemistry.

X

K13

Major synthetic pathways in organic chemistry, involving functional group interconversions and carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond formation.

 

X

K14

Awareness of the major issues currently at the frontiers of chemical research and development.

X

K15

The safety aspects associated with dealing with compounds with different physical and chemical properties, hazards and risks.

X

K16

Core sports science from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

 

X

K17

Tactical/strategical factors involved in sport.

 

X

K18

Techniques required for a range of sports,

 

X

K19

Specialist areas in sports science chosen from a range of optional modules in, for example, biomechanics, physiology and psychology.

 

X

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

CWSS

C1

Provide evidence of knowledge and comprehension of essential facts, key concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject areas.

X

C2

Identify and analyse novel problems and plan strategies for their solution

 

X

C3

Solve quantitative and qualitative problems and evaluate and interpret chemical data

X

C4

Evaluate results from practical experimentation and present findings and reasoning in a scientific manner

 

X

C5

Critically evaluate, create and justify, and present scientific material and arguments in a coherent and organised way appropriately adapted to the audience

X

C6

Use IT to produce reports, collect analysis and process data, retrieve and collate information and articulate the outputs.

X

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

CWSS

P1

Handle chemical materials safely by taking into account their physical and chemical properties, including any specific hazards associated with their use (as assessed via COSHH protocols) and any risks from laboratory procedures.

 

X

P2

Conduct standard laboratory procedures for the synthesis and analysis of organic and inorganic systems.

 

X

P3

Monitor record and document in a reliable manner, chemical properties, events and changes by observation and measurement.

 

X

P4

Plan, design and execute practical investigations, including the selection of appropriate techniques and procedures, from the problem recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and findings.

 

X

P5

Operate standard chemical instrumentation for separation and spectroscopic structural investigation and interpret spectral and analytical results from a wider range of techniques.

 

X

P6

Interpret data from laboratory investigations (observation, measurement) in terms of their significance and underlying theory.

 

X

P7

Analyse skills and techniques in sport.

 

X

P8

Demonstrate practical skills relevant to a range of core sports

X

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

             CWSS

T1

Communicate, negotiate, and co-operate with peers, academic and technical staff both orally and in writing.

X

T2

Apply problem-solving skills relating to qualitative and quantitative information, extending to situations where evaluations have been made on the basis of limited information.

 

X

T3

Apply numeracy and computational skills including error analysis, order of magnitude estimations, correct use of units and modes of data presentation

 

X

T4

Plan and execute all work in accordance with good Health and Safety practice.

X

T5

Select and apply appropriate technology from a range of IT sources to evaluate and present results and ideas to a professional standard.

X

T6

Work effectively to resolve difficulties and conflicts when working has part of a team.

X

T7

Manage time and effort in the organisation of work and studies.

X

4. Programme structure

Part A

In this table X indicates a compulsory module and o indicates an optional module.

Code

Title

Weight

Semester

CWSS

CMA102

Fundamental Chemistry

30

1

X

CMA103

Laboratory Skills 1

30

1&2

X

CMA106

Structure & Reactivity 1

20

2

X

PSA020

Introduction to Human Physiology

10

1

X

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

X

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

X

PSA027

Acquiring Movement Skills

10

2

X

Part B

In this table X indicates a compulsory module and o indicates an optional module.

Code

Title

Weight

Semester

CWSS

CMA104

Spectroscopy & Analysis 1

20

2

X

CMB106

Structure & Reactivity 2

20

1

X

CMB109

Laboratory Skills 2 (Sports Science)

20

1&2

X

CMB110

Energetics & Equilibria 2 (for Sports Science)

20

2

X

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

X

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

X

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

X

Part I

Candidates may undertake a programme of industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies,a programme of professional training leading to the Diploma of Professional Studies, or an approved period of study abroad leading to a Diploma in International Studies, which normally occurs between Part B and Part C

Part C

In the tables below X indicates a compulsory module and o indicates an optional module.

Code

Title

Weight

Semester

CWSS

CMB104

Spectroscopy & Analysis 2

20

1

X

CMC001

Modern Aspects of Organic Chemistry

10

1

X

CMC002

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

10

1

X

CMC026

Investigative Projects

30

2

X

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

1

X

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

X

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

X

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques

10

2

o

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

o

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10

2

o


 

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

Candidates must accumulate the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX http://www.lboro.ac.uk/governance/regulations/20/current/ in order to progress through the programme and qualify for the award of the degree.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

B.Sc. candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX http://www.lboro.ac.uk/governance/regulations/20/current/ The scores for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final score.

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