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Undergraduate Course: Sport and Exercise Medicine 4 (SPRT10027)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySport and Exercise Medicine is defined as ża speciality which employs a multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with all aspects of health and illness that may prevent a person from engaging in, or returning to, sport or physical activityż (Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK). With reference to evidence based practice the course will cover the pathology, diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention of common musculoskeletal injuries; explore prehabilitation programmes for different sports; look at the prevention and management of medical issues related to physical activity and the effects of illness on sports participation; investigate strategies for recovery after sport to prevent injury and improve performance; discuss the role of the athletes support team, team travel and drug use/abuse, and factors associated to exercising in different environments; and consider engagement of physical activity in younger and ageing athletes, female athletes, and athletes with a disability. This is an interactive course and practical participation is encouraged.
Course description This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) who contribute to this course are all members of one or more of the following research groups hosted by ISPEHS: (1) Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), (2) Edinburgh Sports Research, (3) Human Performance and Aquatics and (4) Physical Education Research Forum (PERF).

The course is taught by FASIC Sports Medicine Clinic, University of Edinburgh. The team consists of highly experienced Doctors, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Massage Therapists, all of whom have worked at the highest level of sport at the Commonwealth Games, Olympics and International Sporting Events. They will deliver the course and provide not only the recent research and innovations in Sport and Exercise Medicine, but will provide first-hand experience of working not only with athletes, but the physically active population and those who want to become more engaged in Physical Activity.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x 2 hour exam (60%)
1 x 2500 word assignment (40%)
Feedback Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching, seminars and practicals throughout the semester. Your tutors will comment on your understanding of the ideas covered in the course, and may give you specific advice regarding your progress. Such feedback is intended to help you understand what your strengths and development points are, and to enable you to take informed responsibility for your learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Cohort feedforward - Detailed cohort feed-forward from previous cohorts of students is provided for all assessments on this course.

Formative Feedback - Students are asked to submit a summary of one reviewed paper which will form part of the final literature review assignment; individual written feedforward is provided.

Summative Feedback - Individual written feedback is provided for the assignment. Cohort feedback is provided for both the assignment and examination. Students are eligible to request one to one meetings to discuss their exam papers.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of current thinking in the prevention of injury and illness and the medical conditions that can affect an athletes' performance.
  2. Apply knowledge of common musculoskeletal injuries in order to assess, diagnose and rehabilitate different groups of athletes.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of current thinking regarding drug use and abuse in sport
  4. Recognise the roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary team members involved with the support of the athlete and the associated ethical and professional issues.
Learning Resources
1. Humphries D, Jacques R, Dijkstra H P 2018 A Delphi developed Syllabus for the Medical Speciality of Sport and Exercise Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine. 52:490-492
2. Matheson G O, Klugl M, Dvorak J, Engebretson M, Blair SN, van Mechelen W, Deerman W, Borjesson M, Beniksen F, Weiler R 2011 responsibility of Sport and Exercise Medicine in Preventing and managing Chronic Disease: Applying our Knowledge and Skill is Overdue.
British Journal of Sports Medicine. 45:1272-1282

Text books:
1. Brukner P Khan K 2017 Clinical Sports Medicine 5th Ed McGraw-Hill
2. Comfort P 2010 Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention 1st Ed Wiley-Blackwell
3. Joyce D, Lewindon D 2015 Sports Injury and Rehabilitation 1st Ed Routledge
4. MacAuley D Best T 2007 Evidence-based Sports medicine 2nd Edition Wiley-Blackwell
5. Palastanga N Soames R W Field D 2012 Anatomy and Human Movement 6th Ed Churchill Livingstone
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course addresses 10 of the 21 graduate attributes developed on the BSc Applied Sport Science degree

(2) Search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from literature in order to answer research questions in sport and exercise sciences.
(5) Synthesize knowledge from various disciplines so as to understand the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise sciences.
(6) Develop logical arguments surrounding issues within sport science, physical activity and exercise

(7) Be independent learners who can take responsibility for their own learning
(8) Be able to respond to unfamiliar problems by extrapolating their existing knowledge and understanding

(9) Be able to communicate clearly using oral and written methods, including posters, presentations, essays, web pages, in order to critique, negotiate, create or communicate understanding
(11) Be able to engage in critical discussion demonstrating listening skills, effective use of evidence and their own experiences to articulate points and defend their own assertions

(16) Be able to transfer knowledge and ideas between different contexts within sport, exercise and health

(19) Be able to design, deliver and analyse the effects of training interventions in sport, physical activity and exercise
(21) Be able to present data and report research findings according to standard scientific conventions
Keywordssport science exercise medicine injury
Course organiserMs Linda Linton
Tel: (0131 6)50 2578
Course secretaryMiss Lorraine Nolan
Tel: (0131 6)51 6571
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