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accredited prior learning

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Medicine and Health.

(APL)

Credit given for previously gained skills or knowledge.

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achieved status

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A high social status acquired by individual effort or open competition (for example, through winning at sport), rather than from the status the person is born with. Compare ascribed status.

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achievement

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

1 The level of performance attained by an athlete particularly in a standardized series of tests.

2 In sociology, the acquisition of social position or...

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achievement motivation

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Business and Management.

Defined as the need to perform well or the striving for success, and evidenced by persistence and effort in the face of difficulties, achievement motivation is regarded as a central human...

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agility

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Human Resource Management.

Or organizational agility is the capacity of a business organization to adapt to long-run changes in products, markets, or technology. Agility is sometimes contrasted with ‘flexibility’,...

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appraisal

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Medicine and Health.

(ă-pray-z'l)

the evaluation of an individual's performance, usually by an immediate line manager. Appraisals are performed on a regular basis for National Health Service employees.

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assessor

Overview page. Subjects: Education — Dentistry.

An independent person working within the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) framework who ensures that a trainee dental nurse is competent in their area of work.

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athleticism

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Sport and Leisure.

Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end...

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attitude survey

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Human Resource Management.

A community-based or sometimes an institutional-based study in which selected individuals are asked to provide answers to questions aimed at assessing their beliefs, values, or attitudes to...

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badminton

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Sport and Leisure.

Took its name from the Gloucestershire seat of the dukes of Beaufort, where it is believed to have evolved in the 1870s from the older game of shuttlecock. It was much played in the Indian...

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