SP6007 - Sports and exercise medicine, injury and rehabilitation

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What will I learn on this module?

This module aims to enable you to develop a critical in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary nature, and key professional responsibilities, of the sport and exercise scientist as part of a rehabilitation team, working with diverse clinical groups and clients from multi-cultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds. You will be introduced to the specific needs of athletes and will be given the background knowledge to be able to advise them on prevention and rehabilitation strategies, based on critical evaluation of current evidence, in order to facilitate their continued participation in their chosen sport, exercise or activity.
You will be given the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of acute and chronic musculo-skeletal, and inflammatory, conditions in specific groups of athletes and to devise evidence-based rehabilitation strategies. You will also learn to critically evaluate and apply knowledge of the psychological, and physiological, aspects of injury, and recovery, when developing a rehabilitation or exercise programme for an injured performer,
In the first semester you will learn about the theory and practical application of legal, clinical, biomechanical, psychological and physiological aspects of injury and rehabilitation.
In semester two the module enables you to develop specialist knowledge in a particular aspect of sport and exercise medicine that is of interest to you. You will achieve this by producing educational material for high-level practitioners based on a critical evaluation of current evidence. Here you will be able to demonstrate your ability to independently collect, analyse, synthesise and communicate information to a professional audience of your choice.

How will I learn on this module?

Your learning will be facilitated via taught sessions and independent and guided study, with formative and summative feedback on submitted and practical work. These taught sessions will be a mixture of lectures and structured practical sessions, seminars and discussions.

The first semester will comprise key note lectures and small-group practical workshops to give you an understanding of current perspectives of common acute and chronic injury and rehabilitation recommendations, and how to screen and critically evaluate existing rehabilitation programmes. You will attend taught sessions supported by directed and independent preparation.

Throughout the module, you will undertake an independent project, where you will be challenged to produce high-quality professional resources for a four-hour CPD workshop. This resource must be targeted at high-level practitioners. This will enable you to pursue, and research, a topic of special personal interest, and allows you to demonstrate your creativity and individual passion. You will be supported, and given guidance, by an individual tutor chosen with expertise in the area of your project. The CPD workshop will be supported by a critical review that will allow you to demonstrate your critical appreciation of relevant scientific literature underpinning the workshop topic

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During the first week, you will be introduced to the module, administrative procedures and assessment requirements.

Support materials for sessions will be available to you on the eLP; including the lectures, suggested reading, access to interactive digital resources and websites, and other useful resources such as discussion boards and invitations to attend lectures by guest speakers. For further support on taught sessions you can access tutors for on-to-one discussions and tutorials via the online tutorial booking system.

Generic feedback from students on the module in previous years will also be made available on the eLP.
You will be allocated a tutor from within the Department to support you, in the development of the workshop assignment, on a personal basis via tutorials. Your tutor will be able to direct you to suitable resources and research articles, and give you practical advice on how to manage and structure your proposed workshop. Handouts and guidance notes are also available to support you.

There is also comprehensive help available in the university library on a wide range of generic academic topics such as academic writing, and how to hone your presentation skills

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. demonstrate a critical understanding of acute and chronic musculo-skeletal, and inflammatory conditions, in specific groups of athletes and devise evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for both (KU 1,2);
2. critically evaluate and apply knowledge of the psychological aspects of injury and recovery when developing a rehabilitation / exercise programme for an injured performer (KU 1,2).

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to independently collect, analyse, synthesise and communicate information to produce educational material for high-level practitioners based on critical evaluation of current evidence (KU 3,5 IPSI 1, PVA 1).


Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. demonstrate a critical and in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary nature and key professional responsibilities of the sport and exercise scientist as part of the rehabilitation team (KU 4);
2. demonstrate an appreciation of the sensitivity and awareness required when working with diverse clinical groups and clients from different cultural backgrounds (PVA 1, 2 IPSI 3)

How will I be assessed?

The module will enable you to develop a specialist knowledge in a particular aspect of sport and exercise medicine that is of particular interest to you. This is accomplished through a two-pronged assessment strategy involving development of materials to accompany a workshop aimed to inform professional working in sport and exercise medicine.

The workshop assignment, worth 100% of the module assessment (All MLOs addressed), and consists of an independent project based on atopic chosen from the delivered content of Semester 1. This requires you to produce a work pack comprising the resources for a four-hour CPD workshop. This must be targeted at high-level practitioners e.g. surgeons, physiotherapists, nutritionists, practicing sport scientists, sports physicians or for up-skilling sports medicine GP specialists. Materials could include PowerPoint presentations, video files, interactive-online training materials, reading lists, FAQ’s, structured-practical tasks etc.

You will be given formative feedback and support towards the workshop assignment in practical sessions and lectures. Feedback to guide you in preparing the content of the resource pack will be available in one-to-one tutorial sessions with relevant staff members.

All learning outcomes will be addressed by the workshop assignment.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module aims to enable you to develop a critical, in-depth, understanding of the interdisciplinary nature, and key professional responsibilities, of the sport and exercise scientist as part of a rehabilitation team, working with diverse clinical groups and clients from multi-cultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds. You will be introduced to the specific needs of athletes and will be given the background knowledge and skills to be able to undertake assessments, and to be able to advise them on prevention and rehabilitation strategies, based on critical evaluation of current evidence, in order to facilitate their continued participation in their chosen sport, exercise or activity.
You will also learn to critically evaluate an injured performer’s needs, and apply knowledge of the psychological and physiological aspects of injury, and recovery, when developing a rehabilitation or exercise programme for an injured performer.

Course info

UCAS Code C600

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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