Full Title:The Professional Practitioner 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLST N8138
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to further develop the student as a Professional Practitioner and equip them with skills/ competencies in: instructing and leading group exercise classes while undertaking a Active IQ Certificate in Instructing Circuit Sessions at Level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), allowing access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2; occupational first aid (Level 5 FETAC award) and; soft tissue injuries and their rehabilitation. In addition, students will be provided with the skills necessary to become effective managers of their own careers.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Plan, instruct and evaluate a safe and effective group circuit training session.
  2. Demonstrate up to date knowledge and skill in the discipline of occupational first aid.
  3. Assess, treat and rehabilitate a client with an acute minor soft tissue injury.
  4. Reflect on their career motivations and consider career options available to them, taking into account internal and external motivations and influences.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Circuit Training
Theory behind circuit training. Planning and designing circuit training classes - circuit layouts and station cards. Exercise analysis - appropriate and safe use of exercises for circuit training, use of adapted and advanced techniques. Teaching skills - instructing group exercise and evaluating teaching practice.
Occupational First Aid
First aid in the workplace. Patient assessment. Respiratory emergencies. Cardiac first response. Wounds and bleeding. Altered levels of consciousness. Musculoskeletal injuries. Burns and scalds, chemicals and electric shock.
Soft Tissue Injuries and Rehabilitation
Nature of soft tissue injuries. Prevention of soft tissue injuries in physical activity. General principles of soft tissue injury treatment. Responding to soft tissue injuries. Principles of rehabilitation.
Career Planning and Placement Preparation
Introduction to career management and development. Skills and interests - employability skills, personal SWOT analysis of skills/ skills audit. Career investigation. Job search techniques. Networking.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Students will be assessed on their ability to plan a safe and effective circuit training class by completing a workbook. 1 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will be assessed on their ability to instruct a group circuit training class and on their ability to evaluate their teaching performance and the effectiveness of their class. 1 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Students will undertake a Level 5 FETAC Occupational First Aid qualification, to include American Heart Association Heart Saver and Irish Heart Foundation Cardiac First Responder certifications. 2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will be assessed on their ability to assess, treat and rehabilitate a client with a fictious acute minor soft tissue injury. 3 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Students will be required to complete a career investigation report. 4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Reassessment of this module may require students to complete one or more of the following elements: A). Project, B). Practical/Skills Evaluation, C). Written Report.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical 12 hours of practical classes to complete the circuit training award. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module. 12.00 Once per semester 0.80
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 24 hour Level 5 FETAC Occupational First Aid course. The 24 hours contact time is comprised of 13 hours of lectures, 8 hours of practicals and a 3 hour exam. Students must achieve 100% attendance to meet HSA guidelines and must successfully complete their certification in Occupational First Aid to successfully complete The Professional Practitioner 2 module. 24.00 Once per semester 1.60
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Weekly lectures/ demonstrations on the management of soft tissue injuries and their rehabilitation. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Fortnightly lecture on career planning. 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent Study No Description 65.00 Once per semester 4.33
Directed Reading No Description 52.00 Once per semester 3.47
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.70
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.90
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lawrence, D. and Hope, B. 2011, The Complete Guide to Circuit Training, 2nd Ed., A&C Black Publishers London [ISBN: 978-1408156353]
  • Hope, B. and Lawrence, D. 2008, Advanced Circuit training, A&C Black Publishers London [ISBN: 978-1408100509]
  • American Heart Association 2011, Heart Saver CPR AED Student Workbook, 1st Ed., American Heart Association U.S.A. [ISBN: 978-1616690588]
  • Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council 2010, Cardiac First Response Training Manual, 2nd Ed., Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council Kildare, Ireland [ISBN: 978-0-9557951-9-0]
  • Pfeiffer, R.P. 2012, Sports First Aid And Injury Prevention, 1st Ed., Jones and Bartlett Learning United Kingdom [ISBN: 978-1449695200]
  • Manahan, R. 2010, Ultimate CV: Trade secrets from a recruitment insider, 1st Ed., E Bury Publishing U.K. [ISBN: 978-0091929244]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010, First Aid, CPR and AED Standard, Irish 2nd Ed., Jones and Bartlett Learning United Kingdom
  • Houglum, P.A. 2010, Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries (Athletic Training Education), 3rd Ed., Human Kinetics Champaign, Illinois [ISBN: 978-0736075954]
  • Yena, D. 2010, Career Directions: The Path to your Ideal Career, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education U.K. [ISBN: 978-0073375151]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 3 Mandatory
DK_NHAPA_8X7 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (Exit Award) 3 Mandatory