ST6W11 - Sports Therapy Work Placement (2023/24)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2023/24|
|Module title||Sports Therapy Work Placement|
|Module level||Honours (06)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Human Sciences|
|Total study hours||270|
|Running in 2023/24(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||No instances running in the year|
Students will gain experience in a variety of sports therapy arenas and they will continually develop in the ability to critically reason, interpret and produce treatment plans based on case notes of specific sports injuries. The module also introduces the students to aspects of sports medicine.
Prior learning requirements
ST5010, ST5055, ST5056 (or ST5011)
The total number of placement hours required for sucessful completion of the module is 200 hours. The content of which is to include:
- placements (as approved by the module convenor)
- note taking
- ethical, equal opportunity and legal issues
- clinical reasoning
- clinical skills
- anatomy, biomechanics, inflammation, healing and repair
- rehabilitation, manual therapy, assessment, differentiation tests
- evidence based practice
Alongside placement hours, the module will encompass the following: LO1,LO2,LO3,LO4
‘Sports medicine’ lectures - for example, disability in sport, applied sports psychology, the effects of exercise on diseases and special populations.
Assessment, functional & applied anatomy, common conditions, problems and treatments of all joints and areas of the human body. LO5
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
- Student centred learning – articles, key texts.
- Sports therapy clinic. All students will spend a period of time working in the clinic where they are supervised by university staff. Learning is by reflection and discussion in small groups.
- Placements in a variety of sports therapy work places where they may be supervised assessing, planning and treating a variety of sports injuries. Learning is by discussion and demonstrations. Some of these will be student led seminars where there will be peer feedback on performance.
The module content is provided via lectures and seminars. Case studies are given where students relate assessment information to diagnoses. Part of the lessons are in small, supervised groups, where they discuss about injuries with support and reflection from peers.
On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal dysfunction particularly in the sporting field using clinical reasoning based on critical analysis of research
2. Develop into a professional role with regard to personal presentation, patient and peer communication, and awareness of others
3. Develop knowledge of the extent of the role of the sports therapist in the sporting field
4. Develop handling skills through personal and peer reflection
5. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the functional anatomy and biomechanical implications of injury to the musculo-skeletal system of athletes
A viva exam will assess a student’s ability to critically analyse and interpret research that has been undertaken to discuss case notes of an injury and specific medical conditions seen in sport. The presentation will require students to present a multidisciplinary athlete study conducted during the module that they have experienced first-hand. The portfolio is designed to assess students’ clinical competence in delivering sports therapy treatments within a sporting scenario. Students will need to provide evidence of having completed a minimum of 200 placement hours (170 'hands on' and 30 'observation/professional development') that must be signed off by the supervisor and the module leader in order to successfully complete this module.
To successfully complete the module, all the assessment components must be passed.
• Prentice. W.E (2015) Rehabilitation techniques for sports medicine and athletic training, 6th edition. New Jersey: SLACK incorporated
• Brukner P & Khan K (2016) Clinical Sports Medicine. 5th edition McGraw Hill
• Andrews, J.R. Harrelson G.L and Wilk, K.E (2012) Physical rehabilitation of the injured athlete, 4th Edition. W.B. Saunders Company, London
• Arnheim, D. D and Prentice, W.E (2010) Principles of athletic training (14th edition) WBD McGraw-Hill Boston, USA
• Hutchinson, M. Brukner.P.Khan, K.Clarsen, B. Mccrory, P. Cools, A. Crossely, K. Cook, J. and Bahr, R. (2016) Brukner & Khan’s clinical sports medicine: Volume 1 injuries, New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
• Buschbacher R., Prahlow, N., Dave, S.J. (2008) Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation - A Sports Specific Approach. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 0781777453
• Fox, J. and Sharp, T. (2007) Practical Electrotherapy: A Guide to Safe Application. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN: 978-0-443-06855-3
• Konin, J.G., Wiksten, D.L., Isear, J.A (2006) Special Tests for Orthopaedic Examination (Spiral bound) 3rd ed, Slack Inc, ISBN: 1556427417
• Pargman, D. (2007) Psychological Bases of Sports Injury, 3rd Ed, Fitness Information Technology, ISBN: 1885693753
• Palastanga, Field and Soames (2011) Anatomy and Human Movement: Structure and Function (6th Ed). Butterworth and Heinemann
Online journal resources: www.pubmed.com, www.sciencedirect.com