This course is offered by the Discipline of Anatomy (Human Performance Laboratory) of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. The course is specifically designed for qualified medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and will be offered on a trial basis to a limited number of Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Therapists and Sports Therapists currently involved in sport service provision to teams, individual athletes and the physically active general population. The aims of this course are:
◦ To present a scientific basis for the study of all aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine
◦ To outline a comprehensive programme for injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
◦ To outline the scientific basis for exercise, training and monitoring of athletes.
◦ To enable participants to prescribe safe exercise and training for the general population, of all ages, both genders and those with chronic disease.
◦ To expose participants to the wide range of orthopaedic surgical and medical specialities relevant to sport and exercise medicine.
The topics dealt with in the course are: anatomy; exercise physiology, research methods; clinical sports and exercise medicine; musculoskeletal assessment and exercise science. In addition students are required to carry out a research dissertation.