PERS10130 Intro to Sports Injuries

Academic Year 2022/2023

Injuries are commonly sustained by individuals who participate in sport. Across sports, injuries are associated with significant participation loss, treatment costs, decreased team or individual performance, and long-term negative side-effects. The protection of player health and the prevention of sport-related injuries are key policy concerns of many national governing bodies of sport. Considering this, it is essential that all stakeholders (e.g., players, coaches, etc …) have a fundamental understanding of sports injuries, as well as their treatment and prevention.

The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to sport injuries, their treatment and their prevention. This module will be of particular interest to students who participate in sport, as well as students who are involved coaching sports.

This module will be delivered in an online only format. Each topic will be presented as a separate work package. Each work package will be allocated different specific goals. These goals will be achieved through viewing online lectures (all of which will be pre-recorded) and engaging with the specified learning activities. It is also expected that students will engage in autonomous learning. All material required for the specified learning activities will be posted on Brightspace. The specified learning activities will required students to read and critically analyse specific journal articles and online content (e.g., YouTube videos).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand the negative impact that sports injuries can have on: (i) team/individual performance; (ii) athlete health
2. Describe the most common forms of injury surveillance and associated epidemiological injury outcome measures
3. Understand what a muscle injury is
4. Describe the most up-to-date evidence on the treatment of sport-related muscle injuries
5. Understand what a ligaments injury is
6. Describe the most up-to-date evidence on the treatment of sport-related ligament injuries
7. Understand what a tendon injury is
8. Describe the most up-to-date evidence on the treatment of sport-related tendon injuries
9. Understand the theoretical underpinnings of injury prevention
10. Describe the efficacy and/or effectiveness of injury prevention programmes in popular global sports

Indicative Module Content:

Week 1: Why do injuries matter?
Week 2: Fundamentals of injury surveillance and injury epidemiology
Week 3: Muscle injuries
Week 4: Treatment of muscle injuries
Week 5: Ligament injuries
Week 6: Treatment of ligament injuries
Week 7: Online MCQ
Week 8: Tendon injuries
Week 9: Treatment of tendon injuries
Week 10: Introduction to injury prevention: the theory
Week 11: Introduction to injury prevention: the practice
Week 12: Online MCQ

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

60

Lectures

20

Total

110

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered in an online only format. Each topic will be presented as a separate work package. Each work package will be allocated different specific goals. These goals will be achieved through viewing online lectures (all of which will be pre-recorded) and engaging with the specified learning activities. It is also expected that students will engage in autonomous learning. All material required for the specified learning activities will be posted on Brightspace. The specified learning activities will required students to read and critically analyse specific journal articles and online content (e.g., YouTube videos). 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online MCQ examination Week 7 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

50

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online MCQ examination Week 12 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

50


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback on examination performance will be provided upon the request of the student. In this instance the module coordinator will arrange to meet with the student to discuss the examination performance.

Name Role
Mrs Karen Ryan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 

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