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HL50497: SEM in practice 2

[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
Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Assessment Detail:
  • Basic Life Support Certificate (EX 0%)
  • Clinical Stations 2 & 3 (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Viva (EX 25% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Case Histories and Portfolio (CW 25% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL50496
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Competently carry out a sports-specific musculo-skeletal clinical history and examination and reach appropriate diagnostic conclusions
* Critically appraise and clinically apply appropriate investigations within a consultation
* Develop evidence-based rehabilitation programmes for injured athletes or patients in conjunction with other health professionals and coaches
* Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide sport and exercise medicine services to a clinic of team
* Communicate effectively through the development of positive and supporting relationships with patient/client groups and other health professionals
* Develop and demonstrate clinical competence in the medical management of team support including the planning and preparation of team travel and the application of doping infringement legislation
* Provide emergency care to those engaged in sport & exercise and elite and recreational athletes
* Critically appraise, consolidate and apply knowledge gained in this and other modules in the management of a broad range of sport & exercise conditions
* Evaluate the role of practice sports science as applied to Sport & Exercise Medicine.

Aims: This unit aims to support students in developing their practice experience and clinical examination skills through taught clinical weeks of study and self-directed learning, and in acquiring the necessary skills and experience to apply their Sport & Exercise Medicine knowledge to a clinical setting. The unit draws on skills acquired through clinical experience and academic development in the other units of the Sport & Exercise Medicine programme.

Skills: Knowledge and understanding:
* A critical understanding of the clinical application of sport & exercise medicine skills
* Competency in pre-hospital emergency care
* Successful application of SEM skills to individual athletes and to the team environment.
* Appropriate application of exercise medicine skills to the general population
Intellectual skills
* 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
Professional practical skills
* Application of safe, ethical and legal sports medicine practice
* Synthesis and application of knowledge and understanding from different sources and relevant theory to practice
* Management and support of multi-disciplinary SEM teams
* Engagement in reflective practice.
Key skills
* 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.

* Gaining experience in clinical practice - facilitation and guidance in appropriate clinical experience in a range of setting including team, clinic and pre-hospital trauma settings.
* Evaluating the process of critical analysis and reflection culminating in the formulation of reflective case studies
* A critical review of the clinical examination and biomechanics of the upper limb, lower limb and spine together with associated clinical examination techniques
* An examination of coaching and coach rehabilitation techniques
* 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
* Practice of strapping and massage techniques
* Experience of evaluating patients in a clinic and formulating a plan for their management.

Programme availability:

HL50497 is a Stage Required Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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