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.
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%
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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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.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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