Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Injury and Rehabilitation
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Case studies report  1500 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Literature review  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Case studies report  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Literature review  1500 Words  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Identity and evaluate the main injury prevention, exercise recovery techniques and medicinal interventions used in various sport contexts, applying your knowledge of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Understand and evaluate the practical skills needed to conduct and assess injury prevention and exercise recovery techniques and be able to relate them to appropriate sport settings.

Describe the key theories and principles that explain human injury and recovery from exercise.

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, 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.




Indicative content.
Aetiology and Mechanisms
Injury Prevention and Recovery Techniques
Principles of Injury rehab.
Medicinal interventions
Case Study – Knee
Case Study - Shoulder
Case Study - Achilles
Exercise and Immune Function
Wheelchair / disability sport

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Students will be provided with academic and skill challenges during practical sessions and completion of assessment
Co-ordinating with others Working in groups in the practical sessions
Creative Problem Solving Devising solutions to the case studies
Critical and analytical thinking Devising solutions to the case studies and reviewing current practice
Digital capability Through conducting literature searches and preparing reports
Professional communication Case study report writing and literature review writing
Real world sense Yes, case studies
Reflection Self, peer and lecturer feedback during contact hours 
Subject Specific Skills Recovery and warm up techniques, biodex.


This module is at CQFW Level 6