Module Identifier SS25510  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Mark Burnley  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours Lecture  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam Coursework(100%): a 2,000 word essay100%
Supplementary Exam A 2,000 word essay 

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify the limits and opportunities for the sport and exercise 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 the rehabilitation of injury
4. Evaluate models and concepts of health and the role of exercise
5. Identify the primary disease states where exercise has a function in treatment and discuss the mechanistic bases to improvement

Brief description

This module is concerned with an overview of injury and disease aspects of sport and exercise. The module begins by developing an understanding of the role of the sport and exercise scientist in a clinal 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 draw out concepts of health and the role of exercise in the maintenance of health and in the treatment of diseases such as coronary heart disease. A multi-disciplinary approach will be taken drawing upon biomechanical, physiological, and psychological knowledge to explore the mechanisms of change.


1. To provide a conceptual framework for the role of the sport and exercise scientist in a clinical setting
2. To consider acute and chronic sports injuries, their aetiology, incidence and rehabilitation
3. To develop a conceptual understanding of 'health' and the role that exrcise can play in the prevention and treatment of disease

Reading Lists

Guyton, A.C. and Hall, J.E. (1996) Textbook of medical physiology 9th. Saunders, Philadelphia
Maughan, R.J. (2000) Basic and applied sciences for sport medicine Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford
Armstrong, N. (2000) Paediatric exercise science and medicine OUP, Oxford
Bloomfield, J., Fricker, P.A. and Fitch, K.D. (1999) Textbook of science and medicine in sport Blackwell, Oxford
Bowling, A. (1997) Measuring health: a review of quality of life measuring scales 2nd ed. Open University Press, London
Bouchard, C. Shephard, R.J. and Stephens, T. (1994) Physical activity, fitness and health: International proceedings and consensus statement Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL
Brukner, P. and Khan, K. (2000) Clinical sports medicine 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, London
Department of Health. (1999) Saving lives: Our healthier nation HMSO, London


This module is at CQFW Level 5