Module Title:Pitchside Traumatology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in a one hour lecture and two hour practical per week over 15 weeks. Students may be required to access the material via Blackboard in advance of the class and practicals to encourage active learning. Group and peer learning will be facilitated during the preparation of assignments, presentations and practicals. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related material will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Class demonstrations will illustrate the key concepts of the course and will be available throughout the year. Digital resources such as youtube and the National Digital Learning Repository will be used as practicable. The practical component will allow students to develop the required technical competencies, attitudes and behaviours; develop problem solving abilities and group skills; promote applied learning via investigation of a problem , application.
Module Aim: To encompass all aspects of pitchside traumatology including performing a competent assessment, management of acute life and limb threatening injuries and emergency care situations within sports.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To recognise life threatening, limb threatening and emergency care situations in sport
LO2 To perform a scene survey ,a primary and secondary assessment, utilising universal precautions,
LO3 To demonstrate a competent management of life threatening limb-threatening injuries or emergency care situations within sports.
LO4 To activate the appropriate emergency service and the safe appropriate transfer of a player off the pitch.
LO5 To develop applied learning skills through the use of real world problem based situations by group discussion and decision making.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Indicative Content
Principles of pitch-side assessment of acute injuries with the recognition and management of medical conditions.The principles of acute injuries conditions which can be life threatening, limb threatening or emergency situations in sports.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Exam 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical exam 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 47.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 3 Mandatory