Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine and MSc/PGDip Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health students (Loughborough)
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Designated Period|
Prerequisites: Candidates must have knowledge of basic first aid.
Summary of Content: The Module will include the material required for the acquisition of a sport specific pitchside first aid and life support course certificate.
The Module will provide students with theoretical and practical training and knowledge in the immediate management of an injured athlete. The module will also provide an insight into pre-hospital care specific issues associated with a range of sports.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||1 weeks||1 per week||0 hours 30 mins|
|Lecture||2 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
|Practical||1 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
|Tutorial||2 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Practical||2 weeks||1 per week||8 hours|
|Placement||2 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
|Seminar||2 weeks||1 per week||0 hours 30 mins|
Method of Assessment:
|Practical||0||Pitchside qualification -must pass to pass this module|
|Assignment||100||2000 word Essay|
|Practical 2||0||Minimum attendance at 2 - 4 sessions|
Professor M O'Hanlon
Education Aims: The aim of this module is to give students the knowledge and confidence to be able to provide pitchside first aid in the sporting situation. This module will provide the grounding and experience for students to take up sporting positions within a high level team.
The pitchside qualification will provide students with training and knowledge in practical emergency medical management in sport, including cardiovascular resuscitation, airway management, c-spine management and the acute management of the injured athlete.
The lectures and placements will provide an opportunity for students to establish a basic understanding of the mechanisms of sports injuries and to be aware of medico-legal responsibilities.
Knowledge and Understanding:
Students will acquire a knowledge of the mechanisms that result in sports injuries, an appreciation of the appropriate measures to ensure the extrication and transfer of an injured athlete to hospital. Students will also acquire a knowledge of the organisation and medico-legal aspects of first aid provision.
Offering School: Medicine
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