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 for Doctors & Physiotherapists MED5354

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course includes aims to improve background knowledge, clinical examination skills and techniques for the treatment and rehabilitation of common sports injuries.


There will be online lectures and tutorials with course staff every 2 weeks running across 10 weeks in the Semester. There is also the option to come to Glasgow on a residential week (where possible).

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses




50% Clinical Presentation (case study of a patient) Case study based on patient seen in own practice. This encompasses ILO's 1-2.


50% Clinical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) online or in person. This relates to ILO3.

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Provide students with a detailed, critical knowledge and understanding of the aetiology, presentation, clinical features, prevention, rehabilitation and wider aspects of management of sports injuries.


■ Provide students with practical, hand-on skills in clinical examination and rehabilitation and is aimed at those working within clinical sports and exercise medicine

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

Critically review and evaluate the pathophysiology of common sporting injuries and the evidence for prevention

2. Critically discuss the scientific basis of the current accepted clinical examination of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to sports injury

3. Demonstrate clinical competence in examination of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to 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.