Module Title:Current Concepts in Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered over four practical hours per week and will be based around group work on either self selected, or assigned topics. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related material will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can liaise with the lecturer to discuss research methods, data collection, PowerPoint Presentations, and group project work.
Module Aim: To develop the student's ability to investigate, review, synthesise and present information on current issues in Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Communicate sports rehabilitation & athletic therapy specific information and / or ideas effectively using written, visual, oral, and practical methods of communication and demonstration
LO2 Demonstrate an ability to review relevant sports rehabilitation & athletic therapy literature, take research data and integrate it into a structured presentation regarding current best practices
LO3 Contribute as an effective team member to the successful completion of a group project on a sports rehabilitation & athletic therapy based scientific topic
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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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
Specific content will be determined by current trends in sports rehabilitation & athletic therapy. Topics may include areas such as specific injury diagnosis, specific injury management, and long term player/athlete pathway etc. Theory based learning will include guidelines for conducting a successful literature search, guidelines for conducting a successful literature review, guidelines for effective communication including critical review of scientific writing, creation of PowerPoint presentations, and preparation of oral, written, and practical presentations. Advantages and disadvantages of group project based learning.
Students will deliver practical based demonstrations based on current best practices relating to injury diagnosis, treatment, management etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Group Presentation: A topic (either self selected or assigned) will be researched by a group who will then present an audio-visual based report of current best practices relating to that topic 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
Presentation Group Presentation: Groups will then present a practical and written based report, accompanying the current best practices relating to the topic presented in the previous assessment 1,2,3 50.00 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
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

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