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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Describe in detail the structure and function of musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, nervous and other associated systems, and describe how these respond and interact during exercise and training.
  • Demonstrate advanced experiential knowledge and handling skills, in clinical examination of the musculoskeletal and nervous system.
  • Demonstrate advanced experiential knowledge in laboratory and field based exercise testing in athletic and non-athletic populations.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the diagnosis, biological basis, treatment and rehabilitation of exercise and sports related injuries, and common illnesses impacting on sports and exercise performance.
  • Demonstrate practical experience as a service provider to a collegiate or other sports team in management of acute injuries and emergencies on the field of play and in injury management and rehabilitation during follow up of athletes in the sports medicine clinic.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of pre-participation health screening, training program design and monitoring, and the nutritional and psychological strategies required to maximise performance in athletic populations.
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of selected areas of sports and exercise medicine gained through independent research.
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate published information and present it in written or oral format to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Pursue, under supervision, a sports and exercise related research project.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key experimental methodologies used to answer research questions in sports and exercise medicine.
  • Recognise the value of scientific enquiry and demonstrate an understanding of the ethical responsibility of scientists undertaking research projects on human subjects in sports and exercise medicine.
  • Show proficiency in searching literature databases and analysis and presentation of data.
  • Instigate, maintain and appraise their own self-directed learning.
  • Apply an empirical approach to problem solving.

Last updated 23 November 2016 Anatomy (Email).