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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50076: SEM in practice

Click here for further information Credits: 12
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Modular - September Start
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%, PR 0%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
This unit aims to provide the student with an opportunity to develop their practice experience and clinical examination skills, to acquire learning through clinical assessment and work-based experience and to study the running of a well-organised sports medicine service.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Demonstrate the ability to practise first aid treatments, basic resuscitation techniques and the management of a spinal injury for the emergency care of an injured athlete.
* Take a history, select and carry out the appropriate clinical examination for sports-related injuries in order to reach a diagnosis, including consideration of the mechanism and causes.
* Assess treatment options and plan rehabilitation for different sports-related problems, including acute conditions.
* Critically analyse sport and exercise medicine related cases with reference to the patient history, make a diagnosis and advise on appropriate investigations and/or referrals.
* Develop an evidence-based management plan for a variety of sport and exercise medicine related conditions making reference to the underlying mechanism and causes.
* Give advice to athletes concerning performance enhancement and injury avoidance.
* Demonstrate an awareness of the integration of the support services.

On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate the following:
Knowledge and understanding: (Taught, Facilitated, Assessed)
* The international context and requirements of multidisciplinary Sports Medicine practice; qualification in emergency care; Professional bodies of sports medicine
Intellectual skills (Taught, Facilitated, Assessed)
* Information synthesis; self direction and originality in problem solving; reflection on learning and practice
Professional practical skills (Taught, Facilitated, Assessed)
* Apply safe, ethical and legal sports medicine practice; apply knowledge and understanding from different sources and relevant theory to practice; support multi-disciplinary colleagues; engage in reflective practice.
Key skills
* Plan and manage independent learning (Taught, Facilitated)
* Communicate effectively with colleagues and tutors through asynchronous online discussions (Taught, Facilitated)
* Critically reflect on and develop practice (Taught, Facilitated Assessed)
* Integrate and critically evaluate information gathered from a wide range of resources including text books, journal articles, web pages and other online resources. An appreciation for a hierarchy of evidence should be displayed.(Taught, Facilitate, Assessed).


* A review of the biomechanics of the upper limb, lower limb and spine together with associated clinical examination techniques
* Practice of first aid and life support
* Experience of the wider multidisciplinary sports team as it applies to the prevention of injury and rehabilitation
* Practice of strapping and massage techniques
* Experience of evaluating patients in a clinic and formulating a plan for their management
* Experience of sports science evaluations of patients in the laboratory and in the field.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50076 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • THHL-ADM10 : MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine (Distance Learning)
  • THHL-ADL07 : PG Dip Sport and Exercise Medicine (Distance Learning)

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