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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Sports Science in Relation to Medicine

Programme code:BS-SPSC/INTUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Simon Walker Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme at UK Universities or international equivalent. For international students proof of English Language proficiency will be required. In line with undergraduate medicine we require a minimum of English GCSE grade B or IELTS 7.5.

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

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences benchmark, adapted to be appropriate to Sport and Exercise Sciences programmes, incorporating elements of the benchmark for Hospitality, Sport, Leisure and Tourism

Programme specification:

By the end of this programme, students should have an understanding of the contribution of the disciplines of sports science to the understanding of performance enhancement in its various forms.

The students should be able to demonstrate a broad appreciation of each of the major sports science disciplines (biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/sports psychology), and an in-depth appreciation of at least one of the disciplines, and their relationship to exercise and/or sport. Students will have been introduced to state-of-the-art techniques currently in use in research laboratories and will have an understanding of the mathematical, theoretical and conceptual foundations of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and sports and exercise psychology.

Analytical, evaluation and design skills necessary for work in a research environment will have been developed. Students should be able to demonstrate competency in information technology, including word processing, spreadsheets and world wide web. They should be able to manage their time, organise and prioritise their work and meet deadlines, work effectively and efficiently, both as part of a team and as an independent learner, in preparation for lifelong learning.

Health and exercise is a key issue for both medical practitioners and for sports scientists and this programme will provide an added dimension and focus for the medicine related studies of the students. A major feature of the programme is the research project, which will enable the students to bring their own perspective to a group project, and to work alongside staff at the forefront of their area of research.

The benchmark against which this programme is referenced is one which combines elements of both the Biosciences and the Sport, Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality, and was devised by this School.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC3151Intercalation in Biomedical Sciences10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOBS3393Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOBS3394Capstone Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPSC3321Advanced Exercise Physiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3330Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Medicine10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

3- Candidates will be required to study 30 credits of optional modules from the following list.
- Candidates can select a maximum of 20 credits from modules at level 2 ie modules coded SPSC2XXX.

BMSC2239Applied Concepts in Physical Activity and Health20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED3002Outdoor Adventure-Land, Water and Air Activities10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3125Motor Control and Neurorehabilitation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3318Exercise and Psychological Health10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3326Exercise Prescription for Health and Disease10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC3329Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:03:37


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