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HL50138: The sports environment

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Period:
Academic Year
Modular (no specific semester)
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Aims: This Unit aims to explore and manage the characteristics and challenges of physiotherapy practice in the sports environment, developing a multidisciplinary approach to athlete management in different sporting contexts, for athletes of all ages and abilities.
This aim underpins an approach to Sports Physiotherapy practice explicit in the programme level learning outcomes and embedded within subsequent units.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the role and responsibilities of the sports physiotherapist and other professionals within the multi-disciplinary team.
2. Evaluate and analyse the varying demands on athletes within the sporting environment
3. Advise and encourage safe participation of different population groups in physical activity and sport, including appropriate referral within the multidisciplinary team
4. Critically evaluate and apply current laws and regulations relating to doping, including the rights and responsibilities of the athlete and multidisciplinary professionals, and doping control procedures
5. Critically evaluate sport psychology techniques that influence athlete management and physiotherapy practice in the sports environment
6. Critically evaluate communication skills and behaviour change strategies in advising, educating and motivating athletes.

Skills: Knowledge and understanding (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
Requirements of multidisciplinary Sports environment; needs of athletes of different ages and abilities; fair participation and anti-doping.
Intellectual skills (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
Information appraisal and synthesis; self-direction and originality in problem solving; reflection on learning and practice
Professional practical skills (Facilitated)
Safe, ethical and legal sports physiotherapy practice; Support multi-disciplinary colleagues.
Key skills
Communication skills (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
Problem solving (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
IT skills (Taught and facilitated)

Content: Knowledge and understanding (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
Requirements of multidisciplinary Sports environment; needs of athletes of different ages and abilities; fair participation and anti-doping.
Intellectual skills (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
Information appraisal and synthesis; self-direction and originality in problem solving; reflection on learning and practice
Professional practical skills (Facilitated)
Safe, ethical and legal sports physiotherapy practice; Support multi-disciplinary colleagues.
Key skills
Communication skills (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
Problem solving (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
IT skills (Taught and facilitated)

Programme availability:

HL50138 is a Stage Required Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health

Notes:

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