This unit is designed to develop students' awareness and appreciation of the ethical dimensions and key principles as they are applied to contemporary issues in the sport science and physical education context. The unit will facilitate the development of students' ability to analyse critically various issues, policies, laws, practices, and relationships within sport. Special attention will be paid to the development of ethical reasoning as it is practically applied to topics such as: anti-doping, sport technology, talent identification, coaching, diversity and anti-discrimination (e.g., gender, sexuality, transgender, intersex, race, religion, disability), children's rights and protection; and player development and welfare.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SPE3006

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Distinguish and apply critical thinking and ethical reasoning in the sport science and physical education context;  
  2. Evaluate ethically issues, policies, practices and relationships in sport science and physical education; and,  
  3. Respond to ethical predicaments in oral and written form.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Unit tests x 2 (@ 20% each) 40%
Report 1 x 1200 word written report 30%
Presentation Group Oral Presentation 30%

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