Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc/PGDip Sports and Exercise Medicine students
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Designated Period|
Prerequisites: Candidates must have knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support (BLS).
Summary of Content: The module will include the material required for the acquisition of a sport-specific Pre-Hospital Care trauma course (validated by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, RCSEd) - “Emergency Medical Management in Individual and Team Sports (EMMiITS)” 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 specific issues associated with a range of sports.
On successful completion of the EMMiITS course students will have the opportunity to observe and provide pitchside emergency care cover at sports events at the University of Nottingham (compulsory). Placements with professional sport teams can also be arranged for students (optional).
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||14 weeks||1 per week||0 hours 30 mins|
|Lecture||14 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
|Practical||13 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
|Tutorial||14 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Practical||13 weeks||2 per week||8 hours|
|Placement||16 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
|Seminar||12 weeks||1 per week||0 hours 30 mins|
Method of Assessment:
|Practical||0||EMMiITS assessments - must pass to pass this module|
|Assignment||100||Reflective portfolio (2000 words)|
|Participation||0||Pitchside placements minimum attendance at 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 EMMiITS 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:
Knowledge and Understanding:
Students will acquire a knowledge of the anatomy and mechanisms that result in sports injuries, an appreciation of which injuries the student can safely assess and manage and a competency to arrange appropriate measures to ensure the extrication and transfer of an injured athlete to hospital.
Offering School: Medicine
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