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 160 credits)
RHEU4001 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.
RHEU4002 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.
RHEU4003 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.
RHEU4010 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.
RHEU4011 Sport and Exercise Nutrition (20 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.
RHEU4012 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.
EPID4012 Qualitative Methodology and Analyses (10 credits)
This module introduces the language and concepts in this field, and how these converge with and diverge from quantitative approaches. Contemporary debates and developments in qualitative research will be examined, drawing on examples of research pertinent to public health.
The module will introduce the spectrum of methods and analytical approaches, and provide opportunities to learn and read about, and to undertake practical exercises relating to commonly used and emergent qualitative methods relevant to public health.
The module will include information on, and practical exercises in appraisal of written qualitative research.
Structured participatory activities will be used to enable students to apply the concepts and knowledge areas covered.
RHEU4007 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.
Students can coose 20 credits from the following:
- RHEU4004 Clinical Sports Injury (10 credits)
- RHEU4005 Immediate and Pre-hospital Care of the Injured Athlete (10 credits)
- BIOS4048 Theoretical Foundations of Rehabilitation (20 credits)
- BIOS4069 Fundamentals of Nutrition (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.