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Sports and Exercise Medicine (Online Delivery) (PGDip)

Course Description

This one year course is aimed at professionals working in a sports clinic environment. Students are taught to independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence based research.

The course is delivered by an innovative and experienced team who have an established international reputation in sports and exercise medicine.

The curriculum is based on the specialist training curriculum developed by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. It therefore meets the highest standards for SEM education and would enhance national and international employability. If successful after completing this course you could study the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine (online delivery)

The PGDip in Sports and Exercise Medicine course is run in conjunction with a partner company and does not attract standard university fees. The fees for 2014/15 are £3,750 per academic year for the PGDip Sports and Exercise Medicine and a further £3,750 per academic year for the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine, for both home and international students. Further details can be obtained from Katie Lowe at

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1154-postgraduate-diploma-in-sports-and-exercise-medicine-online-delivery

What you will study

- Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Sport and Exercise
- Exercise and Sport in Relation to Chronic Disease and Populations
- Common Sports Injuries and Investigation
- Management and Rehabilitation Planning of Sports and Exercise Related Injuries
- Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Return to Exercise
- The Multidisciplinary Team in Exercise and Sport

Learning and teaching methods

At the outset, there is an optional one day residential programme providing an overview of the course and the study skills required at the University’s Glyntaff campus.

Due to the online nature of the course, students are expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module (ideally on a daily basis). Students are split into groups of 10-15 students and are assigned a dedicated expert tutor who:
- Facilitates clinical case discussions with the group.
- Monitors, assesses and marks each student throughout the module.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

This qualification has been introduced with the purpose of promoting and enhancing professional skills and knowledge among its students which have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena and a need for higher qualifications to assist with career development and support specialisation. It is envisaged that most students will be in primary care or aspiring to such posts.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of methods including:
- Clinical case scenarios, with case-based discussion
- Individual learning portfolio
- Group/individual activity
- Case-based examination

Visit the Sports and Exercise Medicine (Online Delivery) (PGDip) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree at class 2:1 or above in a relevant health based subject or medicine or physiotherapy. Accredited Prior Learning (APL) may be negotiated on an individual basis

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