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

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Certificate)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Demonstrate an in-depth and systematic understanding of specialised knowledge in sport and exercise medicine disciplines;
2. Demonstrate an awareness of and ability to manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work pro-actively with others to formulate solutions whilst strictly adhering to professional codes of conduct in sport and exercise medicine;
3. Demonstrate an in depth, critical understanding of the connections between the key disciplines that underpin sport and exercise medicine;
4. Demonstrate an in depth, critical understanding of the acute and chronic adaptive responses of the human body to exercise and sport participation, including anatomical and physiological changes, as well as acute and chronic maladaptive responses leading to injury;
5. Demonstrate an in-depth, critical understanding of the fundamentals of rehabilitation based on these principles.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- Time Management Skills: demonstrates autonomy with respect to how to manage their time effectively and flexibly to meet deadlines imposed by themselves and others;
- Client handling skills: identifies and manages a wide range of professional relationships across numerous settings;
- Team working: can work effectively with a group as leader or member; demonstrates the ability to clarify tasks/aims and make appropriate use of the capabilities of group members while being able to negotiate and handle conflict with confidence;
- Problem solving skills: can deal with complex issues systematically, and demonstrates self-direction and originality / creativity in tackling and solving problems;
- Communication skills: can engage confidently and competently in academic and professional communication with others using a variety of techniques (e.g. written, oral, digital).


Achievement for the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- Evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the sport and exercise medicine;
- Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to the sport and exercise medicine specialist area;
- Drawing on a range of perspectives on sport and exercise medicine;
- Evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- Making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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