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HL50496: SEM in practice 1

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Modular (no specific semester)
Assessment Summary: CW 0%, OR 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Reflective Case-based Discussion (OR 100%)
  • Portfolio (CW 0%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Plan and manage independent learning and develop sustainable strategies for lifelong learning and future professional development
* Develop evidence-based rehabilitation programmes for injured athletes or patients in conjunction with other health professionals and coaches
* Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the various clinicians within a multi-disciplinary team to athletes in the sport environment
* Communicate effectively through the development of positive and supporting relationships with patient/client groups and other health professionals
* Critically appraise, consolidate and apply knowledge gained in this and other modules in the management of a broad range of sport and exercise conditions.

Aims: The aim of this unit is to enable students to produce a professional practice portfolio within which they will identify and develop ongoing learning needs in order to acquire the necessary skills and experience to apply their Sport & Exercise Medicine knowledge to a clinical setting. This will be achieved using reflective practice and continuing education experiences, as required by professional bodies. The unit draws on skills acquired through clinical experience and academic development in the other units of the Sport & Exercise Medicine programme.

* Information synthesis
* Self-directed learning
* Originality in problem solving
* Reflection on learning and practice
* Critical appraisal and application of scientific literature and evidence-base in relation to clinical practice
* Clinical application of knowledge relevant to the practice of Sport & Exercise Medicine
* Engagement in reflective practice
* Planning and management of independent learning
* Effective communication with colleagues and tutors through asynchronous online discussions
* Critically reflect on and develop practice
* Integration and critical evaluation of 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.

* Learning needs review via Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) and Personal Development Plans (PDPs) as part of a portfolio of experiential learning
* Evaluating the process of critical analysis and reflection culminating in the formulation of a reflective case study
* Practice of first aid and life support (Exemption is granted with a suitable pre-hospital trauma certificate)
* Experience of the wider multidisciplinary sports team as it applies to the prevention of injury and rehabilitation.

Programme availability:

HL50496 is a Stage Required Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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