The MMEdSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine at UCC is designed to give clinicians a deeper understanding of sports medicine, sports injuries and exercise medicine. This programme covers the evidence base of the management of sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries and emphasises the vital role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic illness/disease. This master's degree will therefore educate a new, highly skilled cadre of clinicians and practitioners to manage sports injuries and the epidemic of lifestyle related diseases and conditions. This programme can be taken part-time over two years or full-time over 1 year.
This programme is run part-time over 2 years or full-time over 1 year. Each year is run over 3 semesters. Modules are delivered in 2, 3, 4 or 5 weekday blocks, depending on credit weighting. There will be occasional Saturday morning sessions. Teaching is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, hands-on practical sessions, small group seminars, clinics and field trips, and will be delivered by lecturers who are highly experienced in their field. Up-to-date evidence-based practice will be emphasised throughout and the student's contribution through discussion is key. This is a web enhanced programme, where some course material is delivered online. Assessment is through written examinations, presentations, coursework such as essays and case studies, OSCE`s and the dissertation.
Why Choose This Course
This programme was developed circa 25 years ago and successfully run by Professor Michael Molloy, Dr Fionnuala Quigley and subsequently by Dr Eanna Falvey. This restructured and revised curriculum intends to follow on from its great success.
A Master's-level degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine, from UCC, will open many doors in the world of sports and exercise medicine, from sports injury clinics to developing exercise medicine programmes for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, and working with sports teams. Our programme is led by local, national & international experts with active involvement in the HSE and elite sports and exercise medicine settings. A distinct feature of the programme is the wide variety and large number of distinguished external guest speakers, all experts in their own field locally, nationally and internationally.
Observational clinic sites include:
Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry, Dublin
Cork University Hospital, Primary Care clinics North & South Lee Regions
Regional Sports Rehab facilities and the Mardyke Arena, UCC, Cork
This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage sports injuries and illness and to explore the relationship between physical activity and health.