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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

Academic Year: 2017/18

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 MSc
Programme title Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health
Programme code PSPT21 (Full time), PSPT22 (Part time)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

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

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:21:33 BST

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

 In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module:

Module code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

Module

University

PSP331

Orthopaedic Sport Biomechanics

15

1

C

LU

PSP406

Neuromuscular Function

15

1

C

LU

PSP643

Physiology of Endurance Performance

15

1

C

LU

PSP332

Basic Science and Regenerative Therapy

15

2

C

LU

PSP333

Emerging Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

15

2

C

LU

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

LU

PSP005

Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

60

2

C

LU

PSP334

The Risks of, and Recovery from, Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury - A

15

1

O

LU

PSP335

The Risks of, and Recovery from, Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury - B

10

1

O

LU

PSP401

Motion Analysis of Human Movement

15

2

O

LU

PSP405

Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics

15

2

O

LU

UON

A34628

*Clinical Sports Injury

10

2

O

UON

UON A34629

*Immediate and Pre-Hospital Care of the Injured Athlete

10

1+2

O

UON

Total credits

 

180

   

UON 0-20

LU 160-180

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

Students must choose ONE of the following TWO blocks of modules:

(A)   PSP334 (15 credits) plus either PSP401 (15 credits) or PSP405 (15 credits), OR

(B)   PSP335 (10 credits) plus UON A34628 (10 credits) plus UON A34629 (10 credits)

For the award of PG Dip 120 credits, split 100-120 credits – 0-20 credits between LU and UON, from any modules other than PSP005, 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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