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SES3001 : Sport and Exercise Medicine

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Iain Spears
  • Lecturer: Dr Paul Catterson
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to injury prevention and treatment in sport and exercise science and how sports medicine can contribute to performance enhancement.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following topics:

Overview of medicine provision in sport and exercise

Monitoring of training load

Musculoskeletal injuries and the inflammatory response

Risk assessment and screening

Injury prevention

Sport and paediatric orthopaedics

Rehabilitation and return to play

New technologies in injury treatment

Resuscitation and emergency aid

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00PIP – providing course material related to module
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00PIP – providing introduction to module
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion175:0075:00Preparation and completion of oral presentation (20%) and report (80%).
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials52:0010:00Non-synchronous - Sessions involving data handling techniques
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading174:0074:00This includes reading and writing up lecture notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical62:0012:00PIP - providing skills to collect valid & reliable data & further understanding of material
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities110:0010:00Practice questions for take away exam
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity62:0012:00This include reading preparatory journal articles posted prior to the lecture.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials delivered by practitioners define the scope of the course and communicate knowledge and problems as the basis for further study. Practical sessions will frame the underpinning knowledge within a practical context enabling the student to develop their understanding of the multidisciplinary subject and its relevance. Formative teaching activities will be provided throughout the module. These include problem-solving questions within lecture materials. Structured guided learning activities will be used for self-directed learning and includes: reading lecture notes & relevant journal articles; preparation for practical classes (which will include a student-led session); using learning resources on the Web; data handling of data collected in the lab and practice exam questions. Skills practiced include critical thinking, active learning, numeracy, planning & organisation and independence.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M80Students will be required to complete the case study - 2000 words.
Oral Examination1M20PIP 20 minute group oral presentation on multidisciplinary approach to managing injuries.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The group presentation will encourage students to work within a team and verbally communicate the material to staff and peers. They will be asked to answer questions to further their knowledge. The oral presentation will mainly assess the knowledge outcomes. Students will also peer assess the presentations.

The report takes the form of a proposal to deliver and evaluate a multidisciplinary intervention in a group of young athletes in a large sports institute. It is designed to test the skills outcomes. Students will be expected to draw on material covered in a number of different modules within their proposal to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the applied problem and communicate these to a multidisciplinary audience.

Reading Lists