Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Sports Injuries: Prevention and Rehabilitation MED5349

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will provide students from a non-clinical background with knowledge about prevention and rehabilitation of sporting injuries.


The course is made up of lectures and practical classes throughout semester 2.

Requirements of Entry



Oral Presentation 50% (10-15min) (ILO 1)


Poster 50 (ILO's 2 and 3)

Course Aims

To provide the student with an in-depth critical knowledge and practical understanding of:

- the epidemiology of sports injuries

- the aetiology and nature of sports injuries

- the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries


To provide the student with the skills and techniques used to

-prevent injury

-promote a structured return to sport following injury.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Critically discuss the epidemiology, aetiology and nature of sports injuries

2. Critically evaluate the evidence for techniques in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries

3. Demonstrate such techniques used in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.