Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Sport and Exercise Medicine
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Module assessed by examination only  100%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Module assessed by examination only  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Identify the limits and opportunities for the sport scientist working in a clinical setting
2. Demonstrate knowledge of common sports injuries and discuss their aetiology
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the role of exercise in injury rehabilitation.
4. Examine the aetiology of common medical problems associated with sports participation and their performance consequences.

Brief description

This module is concerned with an overview of injury and medicine in the context of sports performance. The module begins by developing an understanding of the role of the sport scientist in a clinical setting, drawing out both professional limits and the opportunities for preventative and rehabilitative work. Next, competitive sports will be studied with consideration of the aetiology and incidence of acute and chronic injuries and their rehabilitation. Finally, the module will address some of the key medical issues in sports performance and participation, including immune function, exposure to extreme environments, and overtraining. A multi-disciplinary approach will be taken drawing upon biomechanical, physiological, and psychological knowledge to explore the mechanisms at work in these medical issues.


Sports medicine is an important but ill-defined field of study, but encompasses the prevalence, aetiology and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury. These topics are also of key interest to the sports scientist. In turn, it is important for the scientist to understand the limits of their expertise and be aware that the expertise of other may need to be called upon in the applied setting. Thus, the key academic theme of the module is that of the limits and opportunities of the sports scientist when confronted with medical issues in sport.


1. Limits and opportunities of the sport scientist in sports medicine.
2. Mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury.
3. Injury rehabilitation.
4. Physiology of performance in athletes with spinal cord injury.
5. Immune function, overtraining and sports performance.
6. Drugs in sport.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Group discussion in lectures.
Improving own Learning and Performance Self directed reading.
Information Technology Literature searches, word processing and Powerpoint presentations will all be used in this module
Personal Development and Career planning An awareness of the opportunities for the sport scientist in the field of sports medicine will be an outcome of this module.
Problem solving In practical group sessions
Research skills The exam requires students to review the relevant medical research literature.
Team work Group practical sessions.


This module is at CQFW Level 5