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Sports Injuries: Scientific Basis of Prevention and Rehabilitation MED5362

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To provide the student with an in depth critical knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology of sports injuries to understand the relationship between gender, stage of development and level of participation: the aetiology of sports injuries to understand the functional impact of sporting performance and recreational activity: the mechanisms of tissue regeneration and understand how they influence the choice of specific interventions and rehabilitation.

Timetable

Students will access lecture materials at their own pace on Moodle 2. There will be online tutorials with course staff every 2 weeks running across 10 weeks in the Semester.

Requirements of Entry

none

Excluded Courses

MED5344

MED5339

MED5349

MED5360

MED5354

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment

Poster Production 50% (Submission of poster and defence in front of peers/tutors)

Critical Appraisal of Scientific Paper 50% (3000 words)

Course Aims

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

■ the epidemiology of sports injuries

■ the relationship between gender, stage of development and level of participation

■ the aetiology of sports injuries

■ functional impact of sporting performance and recreational activity

■ the mechanisms of tissue regeneration

and to understand how these influence the choice of specific interventions for treatment and rehabilitation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Critically discuss anatomical, neuromuscular and biomechanical factors in the musculo-skeletal system that have been proposed to increase risk of injury

■ Critically evaluate the evidence for proposed injury mechanisms in common sporting or recreational activities

■ Critically discuss and evaluate the functional impact of injuries to the upper and lower limb

■ Critically discuss the use of structured exercise programmes to prevent or rehabilitate commonly occurring sports injuries

■ Critically evaluate techniques used in the assessment of neuromuscular and musculo-skeletal function

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.