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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different) Loughborough University in conjunction with the University of Nottingham
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award Postgraduate Diploma or MSc
Programme title Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health
Programme code PSPT21 (Full time) PSPT22 (Part time)
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/ssehs/musculoskeletal-sport-science-health/

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:23:11 GMT

1. Programme Aims

  1. To provide students with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.
  2. To allow students to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology.
  3. To enhance the students’ employability and career preparation by developing a range of both subject specific and key transferable skills.
  4. To give students opportunity for in-depth and critical enquiry in selected areas of interest.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Loughborough University, Learning and Teaching Strategy

Loughborough University School of Sport, Exercise and Health Learning and Teaching Strategic Plan

QAA Framework for Health Professionals.

Aspects of the following where congruent:

Benchmark statement: Health care programmes – Physiotherapy (2001)

Benchmark statement: Health care programmes - Occupational therapy (2001)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of…

K1        the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system

K2        measurement tools and methods for assessing the musculoskeletal system

K3        common injury mechanisms of the musculoskeletal system, especially those that can occur during sport and exercise

K4        the use of sport, exercise and clinical treatments in rehabilitating and improving the musculoskeletal system

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

C1       apply fundamental knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology to assessing human musculoskeletal performance and causes of injury

C2       apply fundamental knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology to the treatment of injury

C3       critically evaluate the impact of emerging rehabilitation therapies, and technologies on future developments in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injury and performance

C4       critically and reflectively evaluate on C1-3 in order to develop treatments, programmes and processes to retain, regain, or train musculoskeletal performance

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1        carry out a subjective and objective assessment of the musculoskeletal system, incorporating functional and diagnostic testing

P2        apply developing new methods and systems for musculoskeletal assessment

P3        carry out musculoskeletal performance assessments. 

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to show competence in…

T1        managing self-learning

T2        communicating: verbal, written, visual and physical

T3        team working

T4        numeracy

T5        problem solving

4. Programme structure

 

Module code

Title

C/O

University

semester

 

 

 

 

 

PSP331

Orthopaedic Sport Biomechanics

C15

LU

1

PSP406

Neuromuscular function

C15

LU

1

PSP332

Basic science and regenerative therapy

C15

LU

2

PSP333

Emerging Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

C15

LU

2

PSP401

Motion analysis of human movement

O15

LU

2

PSP643

Physiology of Endurance Performance

O15

LU

1

PSP405

Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics

O15

LU

2

PSP330

Research project

C60

LU

2

UON A34629

*Immediate and Pre-Hospital Care of the Injured Athlete

C10

UON

1+2

UON

A34628

*Clinical Sports Injury

C10

UON

1+2

UON

A34621

*Research methods for sport and exercise

C10

UON

1+2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total credits

 

 

UON 30

LU 165 choose 150

180

*Module taught in Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

Choose 2 out of 3 of the Loughborough University Optional modules

For the award of PG Dip 120 credits, split 90 credits – 30 credits between LU and UON, from any modules bar the research project, are required.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

N/a

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