module specification

ST7052 - Clinical Studies in Sports Therapy (2024/25)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2024/25
Module title Clinical Studies in Sports Therapy
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 20
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 200
4 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
164 hours Guided independent study
32 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Practical Examination 100%   OSCE
Coursework 0%   Observation hours
Running in 2024/25

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Module summary

This module encompasses a holistic approach to the prevention, assessment and management of sports injuries in a wide range of populations (including those with specific considerations). Clinical reasoning will be developed through the understanding and application of examination and assessment techniques, as well as a variety of issues in the sporting context.

This module aims to provide the students with a level of knowledge and understanding appropriate to a Masters level Sports Therapist. This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of issues in sporting environments and application of their skills to special populations. This will enhance their ability to apply theory to practise and improve their employability.

Prior learning requirements



Theoretical basis and practical application of differential diagnostic testing including specificity, sensitivity and reliability of clinical tests and outcome measures. LO 2
Case study analysis including differential diagnosis evaluation  LO 1, 2, 3,
Sports Therapy considerations for specific populations  LO 1, 3
Contextual issues in Sports Therapy   LO 1, 3 

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

The learning opportunities for this module include a variety of techniques to engage students with the multidisciplinary nature of Sports Therapy. Scheduled L&T activities include formal lectures, case study seminars, workshops, group activities and role-play activities. This will be interspersed with guest speakers in niche areas of Sports Therapy to develop students understanding of the context of their profession. There will be a number of opportunities for peer interaction and reflective learning through the holistic approach and use of real-life case study analysis. All of these methods will be supported through materials on WebLearn.

Learning outcomes

1. Critically evaluate the holistic approach to prevention and management of sports injuries in specific populations, with consideration to related disciplines
2. Effectively select, utilise and critique differentiation tests and outcome measures in the context of sports therapy
3. Demonstrate systematic and critical interpretation of the theoretical basis of Sports Therapy to  contextualised sporting situations