SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B326103
Module Leader Mandy Abbott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to evaluate the evidence base around injury and rehabilitation. The module will explore the mechanism of Musculoskeletal injury, tissue loading, assessments and also look into the rehabilitation. In order to manage MSK injury a patient specific rehabilitation programme needs to devised and the outcomes measured; to facilitate this this module will utilise the current evidence and concepts.


-218b7 Current concepts in MSK clinical practice b7 Acute and overuse injuries b7 Tissues and tissue loading incl: Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia (Comp syndrome), bone (MTSS, Stress), Knee conditions b7 Intrinsic and extrinsic factors to injury b7 Biomechanics of running b7 Sports foot gear b7 Child in sport b7 Kinetic and kinematic assessment/measurement techniques incl 3D motion capture, EMG, pressure, force b7 Rehabilitation including, Taping, orthoses, stretching, strengthening, STAR balance, BESS b7 MDT

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Ability to deduce the cause of musculoskeletal injury2. Evaluate current concepts in biomechanics in order to explain human movement in activities and sport.3. Differentiate different types of tissue loading4. Ability to select and explain appropriate assessment techniques5. Ability to select and analyse the appropriate outcome measurement tools6. Analyse and appraise the evidence to inform rehabilitation/management planning

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-284b7 Formative group presentation on the evidence of a specific injury/ rehab model -284b7 Lectures b7 Tutorials b7 Labs: Gait lab working with outcome assessments tools and gym for rehab instruction. b7 On-line resources to support learning b7 Directed learning - to critically appraise the research b7 Independent learning will facilitated by group work, preparing for presentations, reading the supporting materials in preparation for lectures, tutorials and labs -284b7 May be supported by guest lecturers

Indicative Reading

Bartlett, R. and Bussey, M. (2012) Sports Biomechanics Reducing injury and improving Performance. Spon Press. London ONLINE version available Biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury / by William C. Whiting and Ronald F. Zernicke. - 2nd ed. - Leeds: Human Kinetics, 2008. ISBN: 0736054421 9780736054423 Brukner P. Khan K(2012).- Clinical Sports Medicine Mc CrawHill MacAuley D. (2012) Oxford handbook of Sport and Exercises Medicine (Oxford Medical handbooks) Journals: British Journal of Sports Medicine Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Journal of Sport rehabilitation Journal of Biomechanics Clinical Biomechanics

Transferrable Skills

Generic skills: -284b7 Problem solving and clinical reasoning b7 Communication skills (verbal and non-verbal) b7 Presentation skills Employability skills: -284b7 Working with others b7 Ethics Digital capabilities: -284b7 ICT proficiency (working with electronic notes) b7 Digital creation b7 Digital communication

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 132.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 1.00 30.00 35% LO2, LO5, LO6 - Coursework
Exam 01 1.00 70.00 35% LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4 - Exam