Exercise Science literature review

This assessment task requires you to demonstrate evidence of reading and critical review in any specific sport and exercise science topic (eg.Diabetes and exercise/ Cancer and physical activity/ Vibration training/ Delayed onset of muscle soreness, etc.). This will take the form of a brief oral presentation in conjunction with a brief written assignment. The number of articles expected for the review is between five and eight. You will be assessed on evidence of wide reading and use of original research and review articles from research journals, and your ability to synthesize this information. A detailed understanding and review of each paper is expected.

Learning Outcome 2 and 3 are associated with this assessment and graded as follows:

Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate knowledge of the physiological and mechanical determinants that influence muscular and metabolic responses and adaptations to exercise.
Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate evidence of critical analysis in the exercise science research literature.

Part A (2 pages): Table of Literature and Abstract

1 page abstract
1 page table of key findings comparison(include a full reference list in APA format)

This link is an example of how your table of literature review and APA reference list should look
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Part B (4 pages): Speech draft

Your oral presentation should be 10 minutes in duration

Oral presentation format:

Introduce topic briefly (1 min): Definitions, brief background

Literature review (7 mins): Who said what? Compare and contrast 5-8 research articles

Conclusions and practical applications(1-2 mins)

How will it be marked?

(1)Demonstrated deep understanding of underlying determinants. Explanation and/or of anatomy and mechanics correct.

(2)Demonstrated evidence of wide reading and thorough critical analysis. Synthesis of literature clear and concise. References from research journals.

* You are not being directly assessed on your presentation ability, you are being assessed on content and evidence of reading, critical analysis etc.