Sports Medicine (EDUH4050)


The purpose of this unit is to raise students' awareness of the specific issues of prevention, assessment, management of and recovery from sports injury. This unit aims to introduce students to the pathology, diagnosis and management of injuries commonly sustained during sporting activities. Students will also examine how the extent and intensity of sports participation relates to the incidence of sports injuries and explore a range of technical and scientific approaches for maintaining the wellbeing of athletes. The unit further aims to assist students in understanding their role and the role of various health professionals in recognising and managing sport related injuries. This unit of study also prepares students to develop lessons and assessment tasks for the stage 6 PDHPE option 'Sports Medicine'.

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Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 9 wks


3x activity development activities (2x25% and 1x10%) and syllabus assignment (40%)

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

144 credit points including 90 credit points of Human Movement and Health Education Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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