MSc students take compulsory and optional modules to gain 180 credits.
Please follow this link for more detailed descriptions of each of the modules on offer.
Compulsory modules (totalling 140 credits)
Module A34614 - Sports Injury Anatomy (20 credits)
The overall aim of this module is to integrate the knowledge, skills and techniques required for the effective application of anatomy into the applied assessment of sports injuries.
Module A34616 - Physical Activity in Health and Disease (20 credits)
The module will cover the relationship between physical activity and specific medical conditions; exercise under specific conditions and the practical aspects of medical management in sport. Encompassing internationalisation, physical activity and health and disease in developing countries is also addressed.
Module A34621 - Research Methods (10 credits)
This module seeks to develop students’ critical appraisal skills in order that they can take an evidence based approach to their work. It covers the strengths and weaknesses of different types of study design, research ethics requirements, and key statistical principals relevant to evaluating research, whether a published journal paper or undertaking their own research projects. It also demonstrates how to use critical appraisal tools to assess published work.
Module A34631 - Project and Dissertation (60 credits)
This module is aimed at providing the skills needed for designing, undertaking and analysing data from the research project.
It will involve the student undertaking a research project on a topic relevant to Sports and Exercise Medicine. Suitable project topics will be proposed by members of the MSc teaching staff. Students are also free to make their own suggestions for projects, which may or may not be deemed acceptable. A project supervisor will be appointed for each project. This allocation is made at the start of the academic year and the student is then expected to work on the project throughout the year (the final year for part time students).
Internationalisation is central to this course. All students are able to suggest their own topics for research projects, which means overseas students have the option to collect data from their home countries if appropriate.
Student dissertations in previous years.
Module A34634 - Physical Activity Epidemiology (10 credits)
The module will cover the current public health issues relating to physical activity (and physical inactivity) with health and disease from an epidemiological perspective, globally, with respect to prevention and treatment.
It aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health. In the current climate this is of the utmost importance. The current thinking of exercise as a form of health promotion and illness treatment will be explored. The epidemiology of disease and exercise behaviour will be explored along with the understanding of the changing population demographics.
Module A34635 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition (10 credits)
The overall aim of the module is to give a practical grounding in sport and exercise nutrition, to equip students with the knowledge and skills to advise the public (including different groups of athletes) on nutrition for sports and exercise. This requires the students to be able to understand key nutritional concepts and metabolism, develop a critical awareness of evidence, and apply this knowledge to the assessment, monitoring and planning of diets.
Module A34636 - Fundamentals in Statistics (10 credits)
This module is aimed at providing the skills needed to enable a student to be able to quantitatively analyse their research data. It will cover how to undertake statistical analyses relevant to their research projects. This will be taught using a combination of tutorials, e-learning, formative assessments and computer practicals.
Students can choose any combination totalling 40 credits from the following modules (with the exception that only one of D24FON and B14001 may be selected, not both):
Module A34577 - Qualitative Methodology and Analyses (10 credits)
Module A34628 - Clinical Sports Injury (10 credits)
Module A34629 - Immediate and Pre-hospital Care of the Injured Athlete
Module A34807 - Theoretical Foundations of Rehabilitation (20 credits)
Module D24FON - Fundamentals of Nutrition (20 credits)
Module D24NAM - Nutrition and Metabolism (20 credits)
The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.