2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
SPSC5134M The Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner I
15 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Camilla Nykjaer
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThe module will provide students with experience of SEM in practice, allowing them to apply the principles learned in the concurrent Functional sports anatomy and clinical assessment, and Musculoskeletal medicine and sports injuries modules. This will provide hands-on practical experience of performing a range of duties at pitch side consistent with standards applied in a clinical setting. The content will include similar shared case based discussions with the sports injuries module, including formative online material and face-to-face contact days. Topics covered will include history taking and assessment in clinics, trauma and return to play at pitch side, legal and ethical considerations in SEM practice. Delivery will involve clinical experts in MSK treatment and pitch side trauma, with practical experience in exercise medicine. Pitch side placements for students to organise are available at Leeds United, Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Rhinos, York City FC, GB Basketball and Tough Mudder events. Students may in addition consider attending the London Marathon and Great North run. A minimum of one event and one team match day should be completed as a part of the 3 placement sessions. Ideally, students should join a team in an assisting capacity and stay for the whole season, participating as much as they can e.g. one game a month. Over 10 weeks the students will be signposted to specific FIFA diploma modules in each week: e.g. Pitchside course, Green guide and event cover guidelines.
ObjectivesThe objectives are for students to:
- understand the medical requirements required at a sporting event and club both on competition days as well as out of competition
- develop sufficient skills to enable effective practice
- give advice around doping to athletes, and recognise the role of the SEM practitioner in the process
- consider the ethical issues surrounding SEM practice
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- manage common pitch side emergencies
- recognise the legislation relevant for sports and event cover
- carry out a SCAT assessment and recognise its role in managing concussion
- recognise the management of treatment of common sporting injuries, and independently evaluate their implications for return to play
- discuss the ethical issues and dilemma raised in sport, particularly for a health care professional
- determine how record keeping and managing confidential records can be different from normal clinical practice, and challenging in a sporting environment
The module will cover the following:
- 2 day RFU course leading to pre-hospital certificate (16 h)
- 1 hour practical feedback on each monthly teaching day
- 3 placements, each 4 hours long (12 h total minimum) in at least 2 disciplines
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||31.00|
|Private study hours||80.00|
|Total Contact hours||39.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyPrivate study will include engaging with online resources provided and preparation for placements.
Students will be expected to spend at least 2 days pitch side attendance, plus complete the 2 day pre-hospital certificate (Immediate Care in Sport).
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackA member of the academic or clinical teaching staff will be allocated as tutor to the group, and will meet with students every 3 weeks to assess progress, discuss issues arising, and set objectives for the next study period.
Clinical tutors will lead the placement sessions and will be available to answer any questions the students may have, and monitor progress (e.g. assess clinical competence in assessments).
The portfolio will be reviewed and discussed with the mentor or Course Director on a regular basis.
Students will receive guidance during training sessions on placements.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Case Study||Multidisciplinary case study (history taking, assessment, diagnosis, management plan)||25.00|
|Portfolio||Construct a portfolio of experience (including case studies) from MSK clinics and pitch side placements, reflecting on progress and individual performance.||25.00|
|Placement Assessment||Pitchside attendance||25.00|
|Assignment||Pre-hospital qualification: 2 day RFU Immediate Care in Sport course||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The module is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. Each assessment is a compulsory pass element of the module. Failure to submit an item will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 17/04/2019
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