ST7055 - Trauma Management (2022/23)
|Module approved to run in 2022/23
|Credit rating for module
|School of Human Sciences
|Total study hours
|Running in 2022/23(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
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.
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.
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
International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation
Cardiac Risk in the Young
England RFU - RugbySafe