Your first year will see you gain the foundational knowledge of sport rehabilitation. Through real-life and simulated case studies you will build your clinical skills on a foundation of anatomy, physiology and theory. Each module lasts a year enabling you to develop your understanding over time to ensure you are prepared for clinical placement in year two.
During year one, you will sometimes be taught alongside the BSc Physiotherapy students, encouraging collaborative learning.
How does the human body work? Using case studies and simulated learning, this module develops your foundational knowledge and skills in anatomy, physiology, human movement, disease and injury, and the biopsychosocial framework for health.
Individual Health Evaluation
In this module, you’ll gain the essential communication and clinical skills to be able to diagnose and care for a patient or client. You’ll develop your consultation skills, learn how to take a patient’s history, undertake a physical assessment, note take and record clinical data.
Principles of Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is one of the essential elements of being a Sport Rehabilitator. To achieve the desired outcomes for a patient or client, treatment and rehabilitation must be planned and applied carefully. In this module you will analyse and learn a range of therapy and rehabilitation skills including physical activity, exercise prescription, and therapeutic skills such as functional rehabilitation, manual therapy (hands-on skills) and sport rehabilitation.
Our management of patients and athletes should always be based on the research evidence. The ability to think critically about the information you are presented with is therefore essential to the role of a sport rehabilitator. Through the development of your critical thinking skills, you will be able to assess if something is true or not. You’ll build skills in critical thinking and reflection, critical appraisal - how to read a research paper, clinical reasoning – how to make the best clinical decisions, and logic and argument formation.
Health in Society
How can we contribute to making a healthier society? This module introduces you to the principles of public and population health, epidemiology (incidence of disease and injury in populations), and the global burden of poor health.
Introduction to Leadership in Sport Rehabilitation
This module addresses the concepts of professionalism and citizenship, both nationally and internationally, that are relevant to the Graduate Sport Rehabilitator. You will be introduced to a variety of working environments accessible to Graduate Sport Rehabilitators and identify the unique challenges and opportunities that each present. Consideration will also be made to the larger globalised profession including Athletic Training and Therapy.