Postgraduate taught 

Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine MSc

Sport and Exercise Medicine in Practice MED5348

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

Short Description

This course provides students with background knowledge and skills to offer practical advice when working with athletes and teams in a sports medicine environment.


This course will be delivered on 2-3 days of the week during semester 1

Excluded Courses








50% Critical assignment

50% Presentation (Journal Club)

Course Aims

The course aims to:

■ Introduce common clinical challenges in Sport and Exercise Medicine

■ Explore the ethical and medico-legal challenges of Sport and Exercise Medicine

■ Develop an understanding of the multi-disciplinary team involved in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Critically review and discuss the environmental problems inherent to exercise

■ Critically discuss the role of the medico-legal and ethical considerations involved in Sport and Exercise Medicine

■ Critically evaluate the role of pre-participation screening of athletes and the role and process of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in drug testing of athletes

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.