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Appendix 1 - Module Records



SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.


MODULE CODE: CORN158

MODULE TITLE: Scientific Techniques




CREDITS 20

FHEQ LEVEL 4

JACS CODE: C600




PRE-REQUISITES:

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COMPENSATABLE: Y




SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

This module provides a foundation in a range of scientific techniques and skills that are fundamental to academic study of the sciences both in a field based and laboratory scenario.






ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

COURSEWORK

PRACTICE

E1 (Formally scheduled)




C1

70%

P1




E2 (OSCE)




C2




P3




T1 (in-class test)

30%

A1













SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: CC Newquay Assessment Panel




Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A




MODULE AIMS:

To provide students with foundation knowledge in scientific techniques and skills and their application during in situ scenarios. These techniques and skills are fundamental to scientific study, investigation, analysis and reporting.






ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:



  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts that constitute ‘scientific method’.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of data types and collection methods.

  3. Collect, analyse and present data.

  4. Apply an understanding of statistical methods and use appropriate methods of data analysis.




DATE OF APPROVAL: 28/02/11

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: 01/09/11

SCHOOL/PARTNER: Cornwall College Newquay

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: 01/09/13

TERM: AY




Additional notes (for office use only):


SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-17

NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 111




MODULE LEADER: Chris Selvey

OTHER MODULE STAFF:





Summary of Module Content

  • Introduction to the scientific method; designing, planning and carrying out a scientific investigation and its management

  • Interpreting and reporting a scientific investigation (scientific report format, graphs, charts, tables and field sketches)

  • Using a range of sources for information and correct referencing of courses (Harvard Referencing System)

  • Basic application of number (means, modes, and medians; ranges, IQR, standard deviation; trigonometry; use of scientific calculator)

  • Application of statistical procedure (Chi Squared, Spearman’s Rank, Wilcoxon, T test, ANOVA)

  • Field based data collection and surveying techniques (transects, beach & estuary profile, ethograms, tallies, frequencies).




SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Lecture

15




Workshop

15




Practical

20




Self-directed study

150




Total

200


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc)




Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Written exam

E1




0%




T1

Statistics


100%

100%



LO4

Coursework

C1


Scientific Report

Consultancy Report




40%

60%


100%

LO1,

LO 2 &3



Practice

P1




0%







Updated by: B.Willmott Date: 12-02-14

Approved by: R.Martin Date: 12-02-14



READING LIST:

Barnard, C., Gilbert, F. & McGregor, P., 2011. Asking questions in biology. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

Denscombe, M., 2010. The good research guide: for small-scale social research projects. 4th ed. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Jones, A.H., Reed, R. & Weyers, J., 2011. Practical skills in biology. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

Matthews, J.R. & Matthews, R.W., 2007. Successful scientific writing: a step-by-step guide for the biological and mechanical sciences. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

St. John, P & Richardson, D. 2006. Methods of Presenting Fieldwork Data. Geographical Association



SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.


MODULE CODE: CORN164

MODULE TITLE: Oceanography and Meteorology




CREDITS 20

FHEQ LEVEL 4

JACS CODE: F700




PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COMPENSATABLE: Y




SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

Theoretical aspects of wave formation and motion and the link to weather systems it will also provide students with an understanding of tides and tidal cycles, climatic changes along with practical aspects of meteorology, and the ability to interpret weather systems






ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

COURSEWORK

PRACTICE

E1 (Formally scheduled)




C1

50%

P1




E2 (OSCE)




C2




P3




T1 (in-class test)

50%

A1













SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay SAP




Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A




MODULE AIMS:

To understand the physical and geographical environment in which marine sports operate and use the information in a practical context.







ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:



  1. Describe key concepts relating to waves and tides

  2. Recognise the characteristics of the earth’s weather patterns and their influences on ocean currents

  3. Transpose and contextualise information from meteorological charts and other relevant sources for a range of marine sports

  4. Contrast various topographical features and their impacts on marine use




DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014

SCHOOL/PARTNER:

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY

TERM: AY




Additional notes (for office use only):



SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-17

NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 111




MODULE LEADER: Jason Birt

OTHER MODULE STAFF:




Summary of Module Content

  • Analysis of weather charts to predict wind direction and wind speed.

  • Study of the properties of waves.

  • Investigate and compare methods of surf prediction including wave buoy data, television forecasts, use of weather charts.

  • Relate beach shape to wave breaking patterns.

  • Use of graphical methods to demonstrate formation and motion of groups or sets, tidal cycles and trends.

  • Global atmospheric circulation, the ocean atmosphere system, pressure systems, weather associated with the passage pressure systems.

  • Synoptic charts and weather forecasting, atmospheric observations, measuring elements of the weather, the application of remote sensing.

  • Theories and debates surrounding climate change.




SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Lecture

30




Workshop

10

Forecasting

Practical

10

Tidal measurements, wave creation

Guided independent study

150

Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions

Total

200


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc)




Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Written exam

E1










T_




100%

100%



LO2 & 4

Coursework

C1


Case Studies

100%

100%



LO1 & 3


Practice

P_




0%







Updated by: B.Willmott Date: 12-02-14

Approved by: R.Martin Date: 12-02-14



READING LIST:

Barry, R.G., & Chorley, R.J., 2010. Atmosphere, weather and climate. 9th ed. Abingdon: Routledge.

McIlveen, R., 2010. Fundamentals of weather and climate. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pedlosky, J., 2003. Waves in the ocean and atmosphere: introduction to wave dynamics. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Pinet, P.R., 2006. Invitation to oceanography. 4th ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Shonk, J., 2013. Introducing meteorology: a guide to weather. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic.

Thomas, D.N., & Bowers, D.G., 2012. Introducing oceanography. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.


MODULE CODE: CORN168

MODULE TITLE: Production Methods and Materials in Marine Sports




CREDITS 20

FHEQ LEVEL 4

JACS CODE: J510




PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COMPENSATABLE: Y




SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

This module provides students with the knowledge and understanding necessary for the intelligent selection of processes and materials in product design, material selection, testing, composition and development in relation to the manufacturing process






ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

COURSEWORK

PRACTICE

E1 (Formally scheduled)

40%

C1




P1

60%

E2 (OSCE)




C2




P3




T1 (in-class test)




A1













SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay




Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A




MODULE AIMS:

This module aims to provide the student with the knowledge and understanding necessary for the intelligent selection and specification of processes and materials in the design and development of products and the use of materials to address customer needs.






ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main materials and their properties as used in the manufacture of marine craft and apparel

2. Appreciate how manufacturing processes are appropriate to the materials, the product and the manufacturer

3. Demonstrate an awareness of industry trends in the use materials and/or manufacturing methods and how these will influence the design and products of the future.

4. Demonstrate an awareness of the environmental impact of marine sports craft and apparel.






DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014

SCHOOL/PARTNER: Cornwall College Newquay

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY

TERM: AY




Additional notes (for office use only):


SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-17

NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 120




MODULE LEADER: Brender Willmott

OTHER MODULE STAFF:




Summary of Module Content

  • Physical experience of manufacturing processes.

• Common material processing methods and their cost considerations, testing and selection.

• Basic manufacturing techniques.

• Manufacture using composite polymers and the forming and joining of materials.

• Consider the environmentally conscious manufacture of the materials and the products associated with water sports, their life expectancy and recycling potential.

• Visits to local manufacturing companies.





SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Lecture

10




Workshop

25




Practical

35

Manufacture

Self-directed study

130

Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions

Total

200


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc)




Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Written exam

E1




100%

100%



LO1 & 4

T_




0%




Coursework

C1





0%




Practice

P_




60%

100%



LO2 & 3




Updated by: B.Willmott Date: 12-02-14

Approved by: R.Martin Date: 12-02-14



READING LIST:

Barbero, E.J., 2010. Introduction to Composite Materials Design. 2nd ed. USA: CRC Press.
Davies, P., ed., Rajapakse, Y.D., ed., 2014. Durability of composites in a marine environment: solid mechanics and its applications. London: Springer.
Thompson, R., Thompson, M., 2013. Sustainable materials, processes and production. London: Thames and Hudson.
SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.


MODULE CODE: CORN169

MODULE TITLE: Foundations in Sports Science for Marine Sports




CREDITS 20

FHEQ LEVEL 4

JACS CODE: C600




PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COMPENSATABLE: Y




SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

An introduction to the key concepts of sports science, specifically relating to exercise physiology, biomechanics and psychology.






ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

COURSEWORK

PRACTICE

E1 (Formally scheduled)

50%

C1

50%

P1




E2 (OSCE)




C2




P3




T1 (in-class test)




A1













SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay




Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A




MODULE AIMS:

To understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and how these relate to movement. And to grasp the implications of psychological state on performance.






ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:



  1. Recognise specific human body systems and relate their function to relevant marine sports

  2. Describe basic biomechanical principles in relation to a chosen marine sport

  3. Discuss key psychological factors that underpin human activity and performance




DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014

SCHOOL/PARTNER: Cornwall College Newquay

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY

TERM: AY




Additional notes (for office use only):



SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-17

NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 108




MODULE LEADER: Brender Willmott

OTHER MODULE STAFF: Relevant industry staff, Julia Sullivan




Summary of Module Content

  • Relevant human body systems, structure related to function

  • Basic biomechanical principles

  • Individual/group sportspeople

  • Aggression

  • Motivation

  • Personality




SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Lecture

20




Workshop

10




Practical

20




Self-directed study

150

Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions

Total

200


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc)




Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Written exam

E1


Two essay questions

100%
100%

LO2 & 4

T_




0%




Coursework

C1


Poster

Case Studies




40%

60%


100%

LO1

LO3


Practice

P_




0%







Updated by: B.Willmott Date: 12-02-14

Approved by: R.Martin Date: 12-02-14



READING LIST:

Mc Ardle, Katch & Katch (2007) Exercise physiology: Energy Nutrition and Performance. London. Lippincott, Wiliams & Wilkins.

Sewell, D., Watkins, P., & Griffin, M., 2012. Sport and exercise science: an introduction. 2nd ed. London: Hodder Education.

Thatcher, J., Thatcher, R., Day, M., Portas, M., & Hood, S., 2009. Sports and exercise science. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Willmore & Costill (2004) Physiology of sport and exercise. Leeds. Human Kinetics.

Weinberg & Gould (2007) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Leeds. Human Kinetics.

Walder (2001) Mechanics and Sport performance. Ringwood. Feltham Press.

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.


MODULE CODE: CORN170

MODULE TITLE: Practical Water Sports




CREDITS 20

FHEQ LEVEL 4

JACS CODE: N870




PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COMPENSATABLE: Y




SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

Introductory module to marine sports; options may include kite-surfing, surfing, coasteering, sailing, power boating, wake boarding, kayaking, fishing, diving, free diving, sea swimming.






ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

COURSEWORK

PRACTICE

E1 (Formally scheduled)




C1

100%

P1




E2 (OSCE)




C2




P3




T1 (in-class test)




A1













SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay




Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A




MODULE AIMS:

Provide students with practical experience at appropriate water sports venues with the objective of developing their practical skills in a range of activities (for example: windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and dinghy sailing), at a level appropriate to their existing capacities.






ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:



  1. Assess and reflect on own capabilities in line with the skills required by a range of marine sports, i.e. NGB qualifications.

  2. Describe safe management processes relating to sporting activities in the marine sector.

  3. Identify and review the use of marine sports equipment in practise.




DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014

SCHOOL/PARTNER: Cornwall College Newquay

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY

TERM: AY




Additional notes (for office use only):



SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-17

NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 108




MODULE LEADER: Brender Willmott

OTHER MODULE STAFF: Relevant industry experts and organisations




Summary of Module Content

  • Skills and techniques for a variety of water sports

  • Fitness for water sports

  • Practical skills instruction and development

  • Water sports clothing and equipment

  • Water sports safety and risk assessment




SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Lectures

10




Workshops

20




Practical

70




Self-directed study

100

Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions

Total

200

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc)




Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Written exam

E_




0%




T_




0%




Coursework

C1


Portfolio

Report



70%

30%


100%

LO1 % 2

LO3


Practice

P_




0%







Updated by: B.Willmott Date: 12-02-14

Approved by: R.Martin Date: 12-02-14


READING LIST:

Lyle, J., 2010. Sports coaching: professionalisation & practice. London: Bailliere Tindall.

Smith, H.D., ed., Potts, J.S., ed., 2005. Managing Britain's marine and coastal environment: towards a sustainable future. Abingdon: Routledge.
Whitmore, J., 2009. Coaching for performance: growing human potential and purpose: the principles and practice of coaching and leadership. 4th ed. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.


MODULE CODE: CORN166

MODULE TITLE: Enterprise, Events and Expeditions




CREDITS 20

FHEQ LEVEL 4

JACS CODE: N820




PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COMPENSATABLE: Y




SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

To introduce students to the range of activities involved in successful event/expedition planning and implementation utilising employing good business practice across all areas including, PR, finance, marketing, health and safety and HR.






ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

COURSEWORK

PRACTICE

E1 (Formally scheduled)




C1

40%

P1

60%

E2 (OSCE)




C2




P3




T1 (in-class test)




A1













SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay




Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A




MODULE AIMS:

To identify and apply sound business principles in the organisation and running of events and/or expeditions.






ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:



  1. Identify stages of project planning including, concept and development, resources, implementation and operation and be able to run a project adhering to budgets, policy and sustainability

  2. Relate projects to business principles in context including marketing and finance

  3. Review an event or expedition in relation to its success or failure, revise and revisit as required.




DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014

SCHOOL/PARTNER: Cornwall College Newquay

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY

TERM: AY




Additional notes (for office use only):



SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-17

NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 133




MODULE LEADER: Brender Willmott

OTHER MODULE STAFF:




Summary of Module Content

  • Stages of project planning

  • Teamwork

  • Managing volunteers

  • Sponsorship & marketing

  • HR & finance

  • Customer service

  • Ethical environmental use

  • PR and communications




SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Lecture

25




Workshop

25




Practical

50




Self-directed study

100

Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions on the group project and their own personal development and career planning

Total

200


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc)




Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Written exam

E_




0%




T_




0%




Coursework

C1


Project plan


100%

100%



Group work LO1

Practice

P1

Viva


100%

100%



Individual work LO2 & LO3




Updated by: B.Willmott Date: 12-02-14

Approved by: R.Martin Date: 12-02-14


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