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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine PT (Part-Time)

Programme code:MSC-BSGS/SMPUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Camilla Nykjaer Contact address:C.Nykjaer@leeds.ac.uk

Part-time variant: Year 1: Semester 1 modules - SPSC5130M; SPSC5132M; SPSC5134M. Year 2: Semester 2 modules SPSC5201M, SPSC5203M, SPSC5235M. Students comence project in February (SPSC5320M). Students who pass 120 credits of modules can complete and take a fall back award of PG Diploma.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent), in a related discipline. Currently, we are accepting candidates with degrees in medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, physiotherapy, sports therapy or sports rehabilitation/training. Appropriate professional registration should also be held with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers. Applicants without professional registration with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers are required to have at least one year of relevant post-graduation clinical experience. All applicants should be able to demonstrate clear potential for benefiting from the programme.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Biomedical Sciences

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Masters Taught Student Education Committee

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

A CPD/vocational qualification is required to allow a doctor, sports therapist etc. to work in SEM practice. Most jobs now ask for Masters or Diploma in SEM (a requirement for football league and many other sports), e.g. FA person specification for doctor job - https://basem.co.uk/careers-training - the successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:
- MSc or Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (or equivalent)
- Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (which this qualification will facilitate).

Complementary courses are available for subsequent study, e.g.
- British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (http://www.bacpr.com/education/default.asp?navcatid=166)
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society approved courses (https://www.bcis.org.uk/events-courses)
- Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine diploma (https://www.fsem.ac.uk/careers-training/membership-examination/curriculum)

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- Appeal to a target audience of Doctors (GMC registered), Physiotherapists (Health and Care Professions Council / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), Sports Therapists or Sports Trainers (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers), and intercalating medical students.
- Offer a number of unique opportunities, arising from the largest concentration of UK SEM consultants and trainees in the Yorkshire region, providing experienced practitioner training and access to local MSK clinics. Arrangements with major sporting clubs and organisations will provide intense pitch-side placements.
- Based at Leeds University, students will benefit from academic support from staff in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Number 1 in the UK for ‘world-leading’ research in the area of sport and exercise sciences from REF 2014 and Medicine and Health one of the top 10 medical schools for research output;
- Delivery will adopt a blended learning approach. With access to extensive recorded lecture bank and online resources, allowing maximum opportunity for distance learning, compulsory attendance at university will require approximately two days of activities per month (lectures, tutorial, practical sessions). A case-based approach to eLearning will be adopted, with required reading and set tasks.
- The final component will be a dissertation, worth 60% of course credits. This will be based on a practically relevant topic, e.g. in-match GPS data analysis, systematic review of specific conditions, clinical guidelines for SEM application etc.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students must take the following compulsory modules:

SPSC5130MFunctional Sports Anatomy and Clinical Assessment20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC5132MMusculoskeletal Medicine and Sport Injuries30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC5134MThe Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner I15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory modules:

SPSC5201MExercise Physiology, Health and Sports Nutrition20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC5203MPhysical Activity, Health and Exercise Prescription20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC5235MThe Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner II15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC5320MProject Work and Dissertation60 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Part-time year 2 candidates should register on the module SPSC5320M Project work and dissertation and complete the 60 credits of taught modules.

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