Sports Medicine (6839.6)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Review and evaluate the primary responsibilities that working as part of a multidisciplinary team has in preventing sports injuries and providing initial care for athletes who are injured;
2. Examine the anatomical, physiological and pathological characteristics of selected sports injuries;
3. Assess, appraise and appropriately treat common sports injuries and conditions from onset through to rehabilitation; and
4. Translate ethical issues into responsible actions in the Allied Health Field.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites8391 Physiology of Exercise 1
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Mr Tim McNally
There is no required text for this unit. Required readings will be put on Canvas.
Those students enrolled in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (266JA) or Physiotherapy (202JA) may like to purchase: Clinical Sports Medicine (5th edition) by Brukner & Khan. This text will be beneficial in your 4th year and/or clinical practice and will be helpful for the unit Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation or Musculoskeletal Interventions.
Students may like to refer to the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). https://resus.org.au/
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
No late submissions will be accepted or extensions granted without appropriate documentation (i.e. medical certificate)
To apply for extensions or deferrals, students must complete the appropriate form (available on Canvas) and upload to the correct dropbox along with the corresponding supporting documentation. It is the students responsibility to check the dropbox for confirmation. Submission marked "completed" are deemed to be approved.
All grades will undergo a moderation process as required by University Policy.
Special assessment requirements
All Assessment items must be attempted before a student is eligible for a passing grade. An overall mark of 50% must be achieved to successfully pass the unit.
The on campus practical sessions contribute to external certificates and to the basic competency expected of students passing this unit. Should a student not attain the required level of attendance (all practical sessions), they will not be eligible to apply for Sports Trainer Level 1 certification with Sports Medicine Australia.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Applying for Deferred Exams
As stated in University Policy, you must request approval from the Unit Convenor to sit a deferred examination. You must apply for an exam deferral within a reasonable timeframe (within three days of the missed assessment). Your application must include the relevant documentary evidence according to the category of extenuating circumstance under which you are applying (i.e., a medical certificate, death notice).
You are NOT permitted to defer a deferred exam. A student who does not attempt a deferred exam will receive a grade of zero for the assessment task.
For further information regarding accepted extenuating circumstances and documentary evidence required, please see Assessment Procedures (https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/1607).
Students should engage fully in both face to face as well as online components of this unit.
Lectures will contain material that is relevant to all assessment items. Announcements and information presented during lectures is deemed to have been made to all students enrolled in the unit. All lectures will be recorded and available on the unit Canvas site.
Students are expected to attend and participate in all practical classes. External certificates have requirements that students spend a nominated number of hours in practice of specific sports medicine skills. Attendance means that the student is participating fully in the activity of the day. All scheduled practical sessions contribute to external certificates and to the basic competency expected of students passing this unit. Should a student not attain the required level of attendance, they will be ineligible to apply for the relevant external certificate. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their attendance at practical classes is recorded correctly.
Students are required to attend and complete competency assessment in the practical class for which they have been allocated. If you have exceptional circumstances and need to change practical class groups then you must seek permission from the unit convenor beforehand. External accrediting bodies have limits on the size of the practical group.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will possess UC IT entry skills, allowing them to access the unit's Canvas site and the assigned texts online material.
Students selecting to attain the external certificate (Sports Trainer Level 1 - Sports Medicine Australia) will be required to pay (directly to the external body) the administrative costs of their registration. The cost of this certificate will be made clear prior to students applying.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made at lectures are deemed to be made to the whole group. Information and announcements will also be made on Canvas.
Students should dress appropriately for physical activity and act responsibly and safely while completing assigned tasks. If any student has reason to believe that they will be unable to participate fully in any of the practicals, please confer with the unit convenor prior to the class commencing.