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Programme Specification for the 2021/2 academic year

MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine

1. Programme Details

Programme nameMSc Sport and Exercise Medicine Programme codePTS1SHSEMS01
Study mode(s) Academic year2021/2
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine is aimed at graduates and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including exercise and sport science, sport and exercise medical science, physiotherapy, doctors and other health care professionals.  It is designed to provide you with an in-depth level of understanding within the context of the programme and a sound basis in research and analytical skills. It is also designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the multi-disciplinary environment of sport and exercise medicine, and how these disciplines are applied in elite and recreational sport settings.  The MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine is led by the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (Sport and Health Sciences, SHS), in partnership with the College of Medicine and Health (CMH). 

The MSc programme creates a challenge for you academically whilst providing you with the skills to apply theoretical concepts in real-world laboratory, field, and clinical settings. Key skills are well mapped throughout the programme. The MSc is intended to: provide enhanced teaching and learning through research and applied practice derived from sport, health and exercise medicine; provide you with the opportunity to employ theoretical concepts in applied sport, health and exercise medicine settings; and enable you to acquire a range of transferable skills to allow you to develop as an autonomous and reflective individual.  

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme is intended to: 

  • provide you with modules allied to the research expertise of the staff across various, diverse disciplines of Sport and Health Sciences and Medicine and Health (including Exercise and Sport Psychology, Biomechanics, Exercise and Sport Physiology, Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Medicine); 

  • provide you with a sound basis in research methods and analytical procedures relating to sport, health and medical sciences, and theoretical concepts in applied sport, health and exercise settings, as well as a research dissertation/journal article. 

4. Programme Structure

The MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine programme is a one year full-time or two/three year part-time programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 7 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme consists of a single stage. Each stage is normally equivalent to an academic year. 

5. Programme Modules

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/sport/sportmed/#Programme-structure

The following table describes the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted, or replaced as a consequence of the annual review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College website:  

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.  

You may take up to 30 credits of elective modules outside of the programme as long as you have obtained the explicit permission of the Programme Director, the permission of the discipline where the elective module is offered, any prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. 

You are also permitted to take the 15-credit module SHSM912 Professional Development Experience. Registration on this module is subject to a competitive application process. If taken, this module will not count towards progression or award calculation. 

Stage 1


150 credits of compulsory modules and 30 credits of optional modules.

a select either SHSM024 or HPDM092 and HPDM093 (you cannot select all three of these modules).

 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHSM025 Dissertation (Journal Article) 60Yes
HPDM111 Health Challenges in Sport and Exercise Medicine 15No
HPDM112 Orthopaedic Challenges in Sport and Exercise Medicine 15No
SHSM035 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Medicine 15No
SHSM036 Preparation, Pitch, Rehabilitation 15No
SHS MSc SEM comp 2020-1
SHSM024 Research Methods and Analytical Procedures 30 No
HPDM092 Fundamentals of Research Design 15 No
HPDM093 Systematic Reviews for Policy and Practice 15 No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHS MSc SEM opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
SHSM005 Biomechanical Aspects of Lower Limb Injury 30 No
SHSM006 Laboratory Techniques in Physiology 30 No
SHSM022 Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease 30 No
SHSM037 Sport and Exercise Medicine Placement 15 No
HPDM055 Qualitative Methods and Process Evaluations 15 No
HPDM056 Clinical Trials 15 No
HPDM080 Leadership in Healthcare 15 No
HPDM081 Management in Healthcare 15 No
HPDM105 Education Essentials 15 No
HPDM106 Principles of Supervision and Mentoring 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Describe in detail topics relevant to sport and exercise medicine within the context of the programme
2. Demonstrate specialist knowledge derived from sport and exercise medicine related research and applied practice
3. Demonstrate understanding of the role of different disciplines relevant to sport and exercise medicine

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; formative presentations; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks; case-based learning.

ILOs 1-3: Laboratory reports, independent research projects, examinations, oral presentations, extended coursework essays/reports, case studies, portfolio, posters, visual-summaries (infographics)

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

4. Apply a range of appropriate skills to produce a dissertation/journal article informed by research
5. Critically assess and evaluate evidence
6. Apply knowledge to familiar or unfamiliar settings
7. Take responsibility for one’s own learning

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; formative presentations; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks; case-based learning.

ILOs 4-7: Laboratory report, independent research project, oral presentations

ILOs 5-7: examinations, essays, posters, case studies, portfolio

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Manage time effectively and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines
9. Develop numeracy
10. Take responsibility for one’s own learning by planning tasks with limited guidance; identifying one’s own resources and seeking and making use of feedback
11. Perform assigned academic tasks when working in group settings
12. Communicate effectively to others when working in group settings
13. Evaluate and assess one’s own abilities, performance and understanding, to reflect on one’s own learning and to seek advice and feedback
14. Complete a self-directed study
15. To use electronic information management tools, including word processing, email, use of the WWW, ELE, and electronic information retrieval systems

Transferable skills permeate every activity within the programme content and assessment – examinations, presentations, workshops, careers opportunities / advice, word processing, lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; case study assessments, placement portfolio, personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 8-15: laboratory report, extended coursework essays/reports, case study assessments

ILOs 8-10, 13-15: independent research project

ILOs 8-10, 15: examinations

ILOs 8-12: oral presentations

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Sport and Health Sciences is the ‘home’ discipline for Sport and Exercise Medicine students and each student will be allocated a Personal Tutor in SHS on arrival.  Module convenors in SHS and CMH will be available for support with module-specific queries.  You can also expect reasonable access to all teaching staff for academic tutorials through appointments. There is a Director of Postgraduate Studies who will monitor student absences and progress, and meet any students needing additional support. In addition there is a Programme Director who will offer support and advice to all students on a programme and a dedicated careers and employability tutor to co-ordinate the interaction between the student, careers service and the discipline.

In addition, you will be provided with

  • Induction course before the start of the MSc
  • Library induction sessions
  • Student handbook and module guides
  • Access to Discipline Disability Officer

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs). 

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Exeter Medical School

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits

180

ECTS credits

90

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

19/02/2020

Date of last revision

06/04/2020