Sports Injury Prevention
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13 weeks weeks
- 28 Feb 2022
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based practices in injury prevention relevant to the multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary environment of high performance sport (GA5, GA7, GA8, GA9)
- Appraise established theories, contemporary concepts and evidence-based practices relevant to injury aetiology, mechanisms, risk factors and prevention(GA4, GA5, GA8)
- Plan and present interventions for athletes, directed at prevention of injury (GA4, GA5, GA7, GA8, GA9, GA10)
- Understanding sports epidemiology research and an approach to the critical appraisal of the evidence base.
- Aetiology, mechanisms, risk factors, preventative strategies for:
- - Hamstring strain injuries;
- - Anterior cruciate ligament injury;
- - Chronic groin pain;
- - Tendinopathy; Shoulder injury;
- -Ankle injury.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
The ability to develop evidence-based, best practice, strategies to prevent sporting injury is essential in high performance sport. This subject will develop knowledge and critical thinking pertinent to the prevention of common injuries seen in high performance sport. This requires understanding and interpreting sports injury epidemiology research as well as detailed knowledge of the aetiology, mechanisms, risk factors and prevention strategies of common injury types.
The aim of this subject is to develop in students an understanding of common injuries that are seen in high performance sport, to improve their ability to critically analyse the literature, and to advance their ability to deliver evidence-based programs for the prevention of injury.
In order to best enable students to achieve unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes, standards-based assessment is utilised, consistent with University assessment requirements. The assessment strategy in this unit has been designed to support learning as well as to assess it. It is sequenced so that the progression through the assessment matches the progression of learners through the learning outcomes. That is, it has a deliberate developmental narrative. Each assessment item is therefore also aligned with a specific purpose. A range of assessment strategies are used including: a reflective report to generate thought and discussion; an oral presentation to assess interpretation, critical appraisal and application of literature; written summaries to assess comprehension and reflection on unit content and a group task requiring a written literature review; and oral presentation to assess ability to search and synthesise the literature and to apply the evidence in a high performance environment.
- Reflective discussion board post - Enables students to reflect on current practices and to articulate their views on injury prevention. (5%)
- Journal article review and implementation - Enables students to demonstrate ability to present their interpretation of literature related to sports injury and to then show an ability to propose strategies to implement evidence into practice. (35%)
- Discussion board posts on expert lectures - Enables students to demonstrate ability to understand and interpret content presented by expert speakers. (10%)
- Injury prevention program - Enables students to work in a group to demonstrate their ability to search and synthesise literature on a specific injury and to present the application of their knowledge by developing evidence-based injury prevention programs (50%)
Current study term: 27 Feb 22 to 27 May 22
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