SP7520: Upper Quadrant


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SP7520: Upper Quadrant

Module Title Upper Quadrant
Module Code SP7520
Module Tutor Katie Cady
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module explores the upper quadrant and the injuries that could affect this area. Students are taught to think critically about assessment and treatment techniques and will develop and enhance their own clinical reasoning. Case studies will be used to enable students to develop advanced rehabilitation programs and return to play strategies (RTP) using current research. Students will also look at the psychological factors affecting sporting injury and rehabilitation and understand how and when they should refer an athlete to a sports psychologist.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will include a) Assessment techniques for the upper quadrant b) Taping and strapping techniques c) RTP tests d) Functional rehabilitation e) Psychological factors affecting injury and rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:... 1) Critically review the contemporary evidence base for the efficacy of treatment and rehabilitation techniques of the upper quadrant 2) Select, justify and apply appropriate assessment and treatment techniques for injuries of the upper quadrant 3) Use critical analysis in the selection of appropriate advanced rehabilitation aimed at addressing the predisposing factors of injury to the upper quadrant 4) Evaluate critically the effectiveness of common RTP tests used in contemporary sports science/medicine 5) Design, plan and implement a RTP program for injuries of the upper quadrant. 6) Critically examine the psychological factors affecting injury occurrence, athlete response to injury and their adherence to the rehabilitation process.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 48
Independent Learning Hours: 252
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4000 words
002: 60% Practical Exam: Oral Examination: 50 mins
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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