Mechanisms of Sport Injuries - SPOR3510

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 4 15 (7.5) Sadie Jones checkmark-circle


This module will enable students to interpret the pathophysiology of a range of sports injuries by mechanism of injury, anatomical region and tissue type. The module develops the students' ability to relate the mechanism of injury to the pathology of sports injuries. Students will also be required to understand the risk factors associated with sports injuries.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 22
Total Private Study Hours: 128
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

In-Course Test (45 minutes) – 20%
Essay (2,000 words) – 80%

Indicative reading

Brukner, P. and Khan, K. (2012). Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine. Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia. 4th edition.
Palastanga, N., Field, D., and Soames, R. (2011). Anatomy and Human Movement. London: Churchill Livingstone. 6th edition.
Richardson, J. (2008). Biomechanics in Clinic and Research. London: Churchill Livingstone. 1st edition.
Whiting, W. and Zernicke, R. (2008). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury. Illinois: Human Kinetics. 2nd revised edition.

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Relate the pathophysiology of injury to common signs and symptoms of sports injuries.
Differentiate between mechanisms of injury and their associated risk factors.
Apply knowledge of the biomechanics of human movement to the sports injuries process.
Understand the appropriateness of different methods and techniques to prevent, treat and rehabilitate commonly occurring sports injuries.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems, either independently or in groups, in order to develop structured coherent arguments.
Demonstrate problem solving skills.
Plan and manage learning.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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