This is an exciting time for medical practitioners who wish to work in sports medicine. The awarding of the Olympics to London in 2012 and the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow in 2014 have led to an increase in awareness of this area of clinical practise. The MSc in Sports Injury Management has been designed to address the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by a health professional wishing to pursue a career in sports medicine. The aim of the course is to enhance your understanding of the management of sports injuries from diagnosis, through rehabilitation to return to sport. In addition, this course aims to give you the opportunity to enhance your analytical, evaluative and assessment skills to help reach your personal and professional potential.
Areas of Study
You will explore topics like anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, injury mechanism and diagnosis, management of acute injuries, and rehabilitation and return to sport.
The course comprises a total of six modules - one research methods module, three core modules and two optional modules. Most modules are delivered intensively over one week. All masters-level students will also complete a dissertation. Options can be chosen to suit your profession and areas of personal interest.
Syllabus Core modules Management of Lower Quadrant Sporting Injuries Management of Upper Quadrant Sporting Injuries Contemporary Issues in Sports Medicine Research Methods Analysis of Function Practise Development through Work-based Learning Foot and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pathology and Clinical Biomechanics Exercise in Rehabilitation
Optional modules may also come from those listed above or from the Graduate Programme in Health and Social Science. In addition, the following modules are available from the graduate programme in Chelsea School:
Physiological Profiling for the Athlete/Client/Patient Health and Performance Profiling in Sport and Exercise Science Exercise Metabolism and Environmental Stress.
Career and progression opportunities
There is an increasing demand for qualified, experienced health professionals to work in sports medicine at all levels. This course is designed to assist you to gain the theoretical and practical skills which will allow you to help meet this demand.