Postgraduate taught 

Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine MSc

Sports Injuries: Prevention and Rehabilitation MED5349

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To provide the student with an in depth critical knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology, aetiology, nature, prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

To understand the practical aspects of prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries and provide the student with the skills and techniques used to both prevent injury and promote a structured return to sport following injury.

Timetable

The course will be delivered on 2-3 days of the week during teaching weeks in semester 2

Assessment

Assessment

Oral Presentation 25% (Presentation and defence of Scientific Paper in front of peers/tutors)

Critical Review of Evidence on a relevant topic 75% (3000 words)

Course Aims

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

-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:

■ Critically discuss the epidemiology, aetiology and nature of sports injuries

■ Critically evaluate the evidence for techniques to prevent sports injuries

■ Critically evaluate the evidence for techniques used in the rehabilitation of sports injuries

■ 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.