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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC3328 Sport Medicine, Health and Nutrition

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Camilla Nykjaer

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will explore the role of medicine and nutrition while examining the health benefits of exercise.Students will gain a critical understanding of sports medicine and the nutritional and practical dietary needs for those involved in sport and for maintenance of health.


This module recognises the need for students on Sport and Exercise Science degree schemes to have an understanding of the role of medicine and the nutritional needs of those involved in a range of sports and exercise activities.

This is placed in the context of promoting healthy lifestyles to those involved in competitive sport, the general population and potential for prevention or rehabilitation in specific disease populations.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- integrate the theoretical aspects of medicine, health and nutrition with the applied nature of Sport and Exercise Science;
- assess the sports medicine needs of individuals engaged in a range of physical activities;
- offer basic nutritional advice to healthy/diseased people in relation to their sporting/exercise activity;
- advise on healthy living practices for a variety of individuals and contexts.

Skills outcomes
Students will be engaged in critical analysis, and will gain an understanding of working with athletes and the general population in relation to medicine, nutrition and health.

They will gain some understanding of planning for intervention.


- The interaction of physical activity and exercise, as prevention for cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic diseases;
- Principles of Public health policy;
- The role of physiotherapy;
- Management of sporting injuries on and off the field of play.
- Principles and practice of rehabilitation.
- Sports medicine provision.
- The role of nutrition in enhancing performance.
- Nutrition and its relationship to health and rehabilitation.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours81.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- 2 hours reading per lecture (36 hours)
- 45 hours preparation for assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

On-going via seminar sessions and coursework.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentInformation document for user groups (selected from a choice of topics). Maximum size 1 x A4 page, it can be presented as a leaflet or flyer40.00
CritiqueA concise, critical review supporting the information presented in the information document.60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

This is a compulsory pass element on the module. You will not gain credits if this is not completed successfully. Failure to complete this work to pass standard will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2020 08:19:16


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