Module Title:Clinical Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught as two practical classes of three hours duration per week. The class will be split into two groups and the supervisor will manage the patient caseload. As the term progresses the students will have increased responsibility in decision making and will have a minimum of 3 patients in their own caseload per week. 15 hours per term are dedicated to pitchside experience in collaboration with the sports teams of ITCarlow. This will be managed weekly by the clinical supervisors rostering students with teams and field supervisors.
Module Aim: To integrate the student into a working clinic with patients with a wide range of injuries. To consolidate all theoretical and practical knowledge learnt thus far by implementing clinical skills. To thoroughly apply the problem orientated treatment approach under direct supervision in the clinical setting. To have gained a basic insight into the role of a sports rehabilitator and how to work as one.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Assess and manage of a wide range of individual patients with differing injuries.
LO2 Direct a full assessment of an individual patient and follow through with an individually tailored treatment and rehabilitation programme.
LO3 Execute a wide range of appropriate treatment and rehabilitation protocols to suit the needs of the individual patient.
LO4 Demonstrate and implement pertinent clinical reasoning and goal setting.
LO5 Demonstrate appropriate pitchside planning and activity for team sports training and matches.
LO6 Develop professional relationships and will have communication expertise, both verbal and written, in dealing with peers, colleagues, patients, staff and professional bodies.
LO7 Document and manage medical records
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 3 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Content 1.1
Exposure to patients with peripheral and spinal musculoskeletal impairments and sports injuries.
Content 1.2
Skill, competency and safe use of a wide range of treatment and rehabilitation techniques.
Content 1.3
Consolidation and practical implementation of skills learned in co-semester assessment and treatment modules
Content 1.4
Differential diagnosis testing and justification
Content 1.5
Management of patient caseloads.
Content 1.6
Planning and execution of pre-training/match pitchside experience
Content 1.7
Further development of communication skills with peers, patients, colleagues, staff and other professional bodies
Content 1.8
Documentation of complete patient records
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assessment will be linked with the stated learning outcomes of the module. 80% attendance is required to pass the module. Each Student will be furnished with a Continuous Assessment Record Book (CARB) to be completed under direct supervision of the clinical tutor. The student must attain minimum levels of competency in all CARB skills. including skills in assessment, goal setting, treatment & rehabilitation and documentation. Formative assessment will be facilitated via regular self-assessment, peer-assessment and tutor-assessment. Monthly reflective learning logs will be uploaded through Blackboard. This module is graded Pass/Fail. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
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
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Work - based Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Total Hours 120.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 4 Mandatory