module specification

ST7055 - Trauma Management (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module status DELETED (This module is no longer running)
Module title Trauma Management
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 20
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 200
62 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
88 hours Guided independent study
50 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Practical Examination 0%   Basic First Aid Practical
Practical Examination 50% 50 Trauma Management Practical with Viva
Coursework 50% 50 Contemporary issue coursework
Running in 2022/23

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Autumn semester North Thursday Afternoon

Module summary

The module is intended to develop the first aid practical skills is regards to both basic and advanced first aid. The module aims to develop on students previous experiences in first aid and/ or introduce the principle of first aid and trauma management which enable the student to deal with situations in different in a sport and exercise context safely and effectively. The module provides students with advanced theoretical knowledge, including contemporary issues in sports trauma.

Students must pass all components to satisfy professional body requirements.

Prior learning requirements



• Physiological theory underpinning the use of trauma management techniques
• Principles of basic life support and its use in a variety of sport and exercise situations.
• Trauma management including, but not limited to; trauma and wound management, equipment removal, referral and return to play principles.
• Principles of trauma management in relation to adult and paediatric care.
• Understanding of, but not limited to, accepted guidelines, policies and pre event planning in line with current standards for first/ emergency aid.
• Use of taping and main techniques to support sporting injuries
• Thermal modalities for soft tissue injuries

Learning Outcomes LO 1 - 4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Students will be provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the subject material through teacher-led activities in the form of lectures and tutorials and practical’s. Students' ability to seek, handle and interpret information will be encouraged through directed reading with some specific distance learning developments, access to the websites of professional bodies, and other learning resources. Students will work in groups on aspects of practical application and as individuals on the review. Students’ study responsibilities are articulated in the Student Charter, which is available via the University web site.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate safe and effective basic life support.
2. Demonstrate safe and effective trauma management in a sport and exercise context.
3. Demonstrate and critically appraise theoretical and accepted guidelines underpinning trauma management.
4. Critically discuss contemporary issues in sports trauma.

Assessment strategy

Students will be required to demonstrate their practical skills in two practical based assessments. The first practical assessment will aim to assess the students’ basic first aid skills (LO1). The second practical assessment will assess the students’ ability to deal with a trauma based practical and include a viva to assess students’ theoretical understanding (LO2, LO3). There is also a 2000 word coursework component in which students will discuss a contemporary issue in sports trauma (LO4).

Formative and peer feedback will be provided via practical sessions.



Brukner P & Khan K (2017) Clinical Sports Medicine. McGraw Hill

Core: Miller, M. and Berry, D. (2010) Emergency Response Management for Athletic Trainers, London; Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.


American Journal of Sports Medicine
British Journal of Sports Medicine


Visible Body
International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation
Cardiac Risk in the Young
England RFU - RugbySafe

Electronic Databases:

SPORT Discus
Science Direct