Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

SX6001 Sports Injuries I: Clinical
SX6002 Exercise, General Health and Sports Medicine
SX6003 Sport and Exercise Medicine: Scientific Principles
SX6004 Dissertation in Sport and Exercise Medicine

SX6001 Sports Injuries I: Clinical

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Practical sessions and Clinics).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Eanna Falvey, School of Medicine.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Medicine, and Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: To enable students understand the principles of diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.

Module Content: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment (including rehabilitation) of Injuries related to ; Sport - Specific Sports; Radiology. Attendances at a Sports Injuries clinic for 'hands-on' instruction; Specialised training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Instruction in strapping techniques; On-the-field management of medical emergencies, neck and head injuries; On-the-field management of acute medical emergencies (e.g. diabetic coma, epileptic seizure); Use of defibrillator; competence in spinal immobilisation and patient stabilisation. The ability to recognise and prevent acute medical emergencies arising in a sports setting; exercise induced hyponatraemia, exercised induced hypothermia, exercise related cardiac injury.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Prevent, diagnose and treat injuries related to exercise and sports
· Critically evaluate the rehabilitation of sports injuries and the role of physical activity in rehabilitation
· Demonstrate an understanding of how to deal with most medical emergencies likely to be encountered during sports events and advise on the organisation of medical cover for sports events
· Discuss the principles of biomechanics applied to different sporting and exercise activities and the injury context
· Discuss the theory and practice of different sports.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (MCQ); Clinical Assessment 250 marks; Oral Assessment 50 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Oral Examination; Clinical Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) mcq to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) mcq to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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SX6002 Exercise, General Health and Sports Medicine

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Workshops, Small Group Teaching, Presentations).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Eanna Falvey, School of Medicine.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Medicine, Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: To enable students understand the importance of exercise to general health and to critically reflect on the process of the assessment of health needs in relation to sports and exercise.

Module Content: Sports Medicine for Special Groups (e.g. children, adolescents, older adults, the female athlete, those with special needs, those with chronic illness). Immunology; Cardiology; Psychology; Community Health; Preventive Medicine; Medico-Legal aspects of Sports Medicine; Pharmacology - drugs in sport; Applied Psychology. The case for exercise. Exercise and weight reduction. Prescribing exercise to the un-athletic. Exercise and coronary disease, including rehabilitation. Sudden death in sport. Children and adolescents in sport. Exercise and the elderly. Asthma in athletes. Exercise and the diabetic. Sportswomen - gender verification, menstrual problems related to sport, osteoporosis. Disabled people and sports. Inflammatory joint problems and their presentation in sport. Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. Dermatological problems in sport. Team travel abroad including vaccinations, problems with infection. Urological problems and sport.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Prevent, diagnose and treat diseases related to exercise and sports
· Discuss sports medicine issues of special groups (children, adolescents, older and handicapped people, the female athlete)
· Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of sports psychology
· Discuss the use and abuse of drugs in sports and doping
· Discuss the effects of environmental conditions and travelling on athletes and sports activities
· Demonstrate an understanding of the particular needs in athletes suffering from a medical condition
· Advise on exercise and sport for patients with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes
· Outline the role of exercise and sports on public and individual health
· Manage common complications of patients with pre-existing medical conditions presenting with sports injuries.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (2 x MCQ).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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SX6003 Sport and Exercise Medicine: Scientific Principles

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Workshops (including practicals).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Eanna Falvey, School of Medicine.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Medicine, and Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: To understand all aspects of the scientific principles relevant to sports and exercise medicine.

Module Content: Scientific principles of exercise and training. Structural basis of kinesiology: the functional anatomy of muscle, bone, cartilage and joints. Clinical and applied anatomy of the limbs, vertebral column, thoraco-abdominal wall, head and neck. Applied physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, endocrine glands; the central nervous system; thermoregulation; fluid and electrolyte balance. Fitness measurement for both ordinary exercisers and for elite athletes. Nutritional needs of athletes, body weight control, practical diets for sports and exercise.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of human nutrition and its application to exercise and sports
· Discuss the science of exercise and training
· Demonstrate an understanding of sports physiology and anatomy relevant to sport, exercise and sports injury
· Define guidelines for the scientific monitoring and training of athletes.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (3 x In-Class Tests (in MCQ and/or Short Answer Paper format)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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SX6004 Dissertation in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 8 x 1hr(s) Seminars; Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Eanna Falvey, School of Medicine.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Medicine, and Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: To develop a hypothesis and plan a suitable means of testing this through a dissertation.

Module Content: Carry out appropriate experimental procedures to collate and analyse results obtained from research in Sports and Exercise Medicine; Systematic investigation of a research problem, planning, undertaking and presentation of a Research Project.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Extract, evaluate, synthesis and present information gained from primary and secondary sources
· Disseminate and communicate ideas and findings
· Apply scientific process and methodology to conduct and complete a research project
· Meet approved criteria for formal presentation of a written dissertation and effectively articulate the concepts and the context of their work
· Demonstrate independent learning and contribute to peer learning and support
· Optimise, manipulate and evaluate data in a critical manner.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Research Project (max. 20,000 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: students must revise and re-submit research project, as prescribed by the Supervisor.

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