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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL20104: Introduction to sport medicine

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: EX 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take XX10179 and take BB10089 and take HL10034
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To understand the cause, range, recognition, nature, treatment and prevention of sporting injuries and illnesses and the impact of drugs on sporting injuries.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Recognise, analyse and describe the treatment and rehabilitation of a number of common injuries of soft tissues, bones and ligaments.
* Be aware of the emergency procedures to be adopted in all sporting injury scenarios, including a management plan for implementing these procedures.
* Describe some of the problems associated with diagnosis in a sporting setting.
* 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.
* Describe the use of different therapeutic drugs for treating the more common sporting injuries.


* Information technology - taught and facilitated
* Working independently - taught and facilitated
* Written communication - taught, facilitated and assessed
* Spoken communication - taught and facilitated
* Problem solving - taught, facilitated and assessed
* Working as part of a group - taught, facilitated and assessed.

Role of the sport team doctor; biomechanics of injury - mechanisms, loading types, bone remodelling; emergency treatment in sport injury; drugs in sport; sports surgery; sports radiology; sports rehabilitation.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL20104 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 2
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 2

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.