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HL20104: Introduction to sport medicine

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10182 AND take HL10034
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To adopt a multidisciplinary approach to understand the factors influencing injury and illness in sport and how the field of Sports Medicine can contribute to injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical limits of the musculo-skeletal system.
* Discuss the biomechanical and physiological stresses placed upon the musculo-skeletal system during sporting activities.
* Explain how these stresses can lead to common injuries and illnesses
* Discuss the treatment and rehabilitation of a number of common injuries of soft tissue and bone.
* Be aware of the emergency procedures to be adopted in acute sporting injury scenarios, including a management plan for implementing these procedures.
* Be aware of the impact of technology and its use on the treatment and diagnoses of sporting injuries
* Discuss, and explain the common methods used to prevent injuries in various sporting activities
* Discuss the use of drugs in sport, both for treating common sporting injuries and performance enhancement.

Skills:
Knowledge and understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed.
Intellectual skills - facilitated, assessed.
Working independently - facilitated.
Written communication - facilitated and assessed.
Spoken communication - facilitated.
Problem solving - taught, facilitated and assessed.
Working as part of a group - facilitated.

Content:
Role of the members of the sports medicine team; risk factors for injury; adaptation and limits of the different elements of the musculo-skeletal system; biomechanics and physiology of injury; acute management of sporting injuries; medical imaging; rehabilitation of sports injuries; common sports related illnesses; drugs in sport; disability sport.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

HL20104 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)

HL20104 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)

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