Module Title:Pathology of Injury 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via four theory classes of one hour duration per week. Students will be required to access relevant course documents, diagrams and links via Blackboard in advance of the class to encourage active learning. Module-related questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Pair, collaborative and group tasks will be utilized during class to facilitate learning.
Module Aim: To examine the causes and mechanisms of damage and repair of neuromusculoskeletal injuries. To explore evidence for use in determining diagnosis, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prognosis for pathologies in individual patients.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the process of injury and healing in connective tissue, skeletal muscle tissue and peripheral nervous tissue
LO2 Discuss the aetiology and pathomechanisms of neuromusculoskeletal injuries of the upper quadrant.
LO3 Describe and explain how the phase of healing determines the therapy and rehabilitation strategy and propose a management protocol based on the presenting pathology.
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 1 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Module Content
The process of inflammation and healing in connective tissue, muscle tissue, bone tissue and neural tissue. The pathology of the Cervical spine, Thoracic spine, Shoulder girdle, Arm, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, Hand, Lumbar spine, Sacroiliac joint, Pelvis, Hip, Leg, Knee, Shank, Ankle and Foot
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Process of Inflammation & Repair 1,3 10.00 n/a
Short Answer Questions In Class Test 1,2 20.00 Week 7
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written Exam of 2 hours duration 1,2,3 70.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 81.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 3 Mandatory
CW_SAPHS_C Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science 3 Mandatory