Module title: Sports Injury Management (Singapore)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08700
Module leader: Brendon Ferrier
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Brendon Ferrier
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module is taught through a range of lectures (LOs 1-4, tutorials (LOs 3-5) and practicals (LO 4), covering the major themes behind various methods of injury management and how these are utilised in sport and exercise. Tutorials are given to support the theory and encourage discussion through workshops and case study examples. One to one and group help with report and essay writing skills are given throughout the tutorial time slots.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Four key employability skills are embedded and assessed:
1) Communication skills – written communication skills are assessed in the laboratory and exam.
2) IT – Students use Microsoft word to produce laboratory report.
3) Critical thinking – students will utilise this skill during the discussion of the laboratory report.
4) Practical skills – students will demonstrate skills used to assess soft tissues for management of injury.

Research / teaching linkages
Short research papers and real life case studies are given in tutorials and lectures. Students are encouraged to utilise primary research sources and qualitative and quantitative analysis in preparing their presentations and individual research papers.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials are provided in hard and soft (Moodle) formats, to ensure they are available to all students. The learning environment will be varied with both structured lectures, inf

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments will be conducted during each practical session, with feedback on skills taught during the practical session.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment occurs in weeks 7 and 14 or 15, with a laboratory report and a centrally organised exam respectively being carried out. The laboratory report is introduced early in the tutorial sessions. The topic for the laboratory report is talked through and requirements discussed early in the tutorial sessions

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 147
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 3,5,7 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-7 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The healing process, inflammation, tissue repair & remodelling. Classification of sports injuries. Mechanical characteristics of human tissue and mechanism of injury. Pain physiology and management agents. Management of acute injuries. Overuse injuries. Overtraining syndrome, muscle injury & DOMS. Prevention of injuries. Injuries in specific sports. Principles of rehabilitation & maintaining fitness whilst injured.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Describe the epidemiology of injuries associated with a range of selected sports (e.g. Rugby, Volleyball, Swimming, Golf, etc).
LO2: Identify the cause and assess the severity of an injury from selected case study scenarios.
LO3: Explain and identify the process of inflammation, healing and tissue repair.
LO4: Show an understanding of mechanical characteristics of human tissue and their responses to loading.
LO5: Indicate an awareness of pain physiology, theories of pain control and the mechanism of action of different management modalities.
LO6: Demonstrate an understanding of functional anatomy and an ability to assess anatomical structures pre and post injury.
LO7: Illustrate an understanding of the management of an acute sports injury including comprehension of the therapeutic uses of ice, heat, strapping, sports massage, TENS and the use of topical creams and sprays

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