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World of Sport (BRD210)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Drawing on perspectives from psychology, exercise science, pharmacology, sociology, media, ethics and business this unit requires students to consider current themes in sport. These include the limits of high performance sport, sport for mental and physical health, the values of participation and competition, and sport and Australian culture. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyse a wide range of information and perspectives to better understand why sport has become an important facet of modern life.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. To be able to understand sport from a biological basis.
2. To be able to understand sport from a psychological basis.
3. To be able to understand sport from a social basis.
4. To be able to participate in a sport actively or as a spectator and write a reflective piece on your experiences.
5. To be able to critically discuss in a written piece topical issues related to sport based upon lecture and tutorial topics.
6. To be able to plan key requirements for a sport team and present this in written and/or oral forms.
7. To be able to critically discuss and understand topics presented during tutorial classes
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week online; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week. Selected guest speakers (where possible)
Unit Learning Experiences Students undertaking this unit will attend, or view online, a weekly lecture on a topic in sport, delivered by academics from various disciplines involved in the unit.

Students will attend a 90 minute, weekly tutorial. For most tutorials, the discussion will be led by students who have been investigating an issue, problem or phenomenon. These issues or questions will be multi-faceted, requiring students to draw on a range of perspectives and disciplines to come up with answers and insights. These investigations will be carried out by students working in small groups.

All students will be required to carry out self-directed research and reading to develop their understanding of the weekly topic and contribute to the tutorial and online. The research will also be experiential, requiring students to attend a sporting activity in the community.
Assessment Assessments:
Blog: 500 words 20%
Essay: 2000 words 30%
Project presentation and report 30%
Online Quiz - 20%
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes This is a University-Wide Breadth Unit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Miss Debora Valcan
Research Assistant

e: D.Valcan@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Sean Muller
Exercise Science Lead

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2089
e: S.Muller@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.008 - Building 440, Murdoch Campus
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