SP6042 - Sports and Exercise Medicine, Injury and Rehabilitation

What will I learn on this module?

This module aims to develop a critical in-depth understanding of the nature, and key professional responsibilities of the sport and exercise scientist working as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, whilst also 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, physiological, and nutritional aspects of injury, recovery and general wellbeing, when developing assessment and rehabilitation. You will be taught from a variety of practitioners in the fields of sports medicine including physiology, nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation management.

How will I learn on this module?

The taught content will be delivered and provided in a variety of formats, and you will be able to access materials on the eLP. There will be the opportunity to work in smaller groups with discipline specific members of staff who will facilitate context driven discussion and learning. You will also be set independent tasks informed by key literature to complete outside of class time to further develop your understanding of the taught content.

Throughout the module, you will engage in a variety of practical laboratory sessions, seminar-based discussions and lectures. Each week you will be introduced to a different topic within sport medicine. Topics will be drawn from policy and practice in sports medicine, injury screening and assessment, nutritional, physiological and psychological aspects of athlete health.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations, and important module announcements will be made through the eLP. Material to support your learning will be uploaded in advance of sessions. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. A dedicated assessment session will afford you the opportunity to ask assessment related questions in class. The Module Leader is there to support you with any queries that you may have about the module content, and all staff members provide tutorial time outside of class time. Module tutors will provide you with the necessary information on how to arrange a tutorial. You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on your development during the module, and you will receive feedback on summative work to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial. There are also further academic skills support available from the University Library services.

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.

If this module is in option pot two for your programme, you will receive advice and guidance at a module options event to help you make an informed decision about how it fits with your own academic and professional development. Online pre-learning material will be made available to help you prepare for the module.

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.

2. Critically evaluate and apply knowledge of the psychological/physiological/nutrition or biomechanical aspects of injury and recovery.

3. Demonstrate a critical and in-depth understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature and key professional responsibilities of the sport and exercise scientist as part of the rehabilitation team

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

4. Demonstrate the ability to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to analyse a case study in the field of sports medicine.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. Demonstrate a critical and in-depth understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature and key professional responsibilities of the sport and exercise scientist as part of the rehabilitation team.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be given a case study of an athlete/clinical population. They will be required to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate the athlete/patient and design an appropriate rehabilitation process.

This will be a one-point assessment worth 100% (2500 words), addressing all module learning outcomes (KU 1,2,3; IPSA 4; PVA 5).

Formative Feedback
Taught sessions will introduce students to different disciplinary approaches to assessment and rehabilitation design. Seminar sessions will provide students with the opportunity to engage with athlete/patient case studies and to receive feedback on their multidisciplinary assessment and design skills.

Summative Feedback
You will receive written or audio feedback on your summative assessment to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

During your time on the Sports and Exercise Medicine, Injury and Rehabilitation module you will be taught in state-of -the-art facilities in Sports Central laboratories by a range of experts in the field of sports medicine. This module aims to enable you to develop a critical, in-depth, understanding of the multi-disciplinary 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/patients 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. You will be introduced to a range of different topics throughout the module including sports medicine policy and practice, rehabilitation and biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology.

Course info

UCAS Code CX65

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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