Surrey University Stag


Module code: BMS2079

Module Overview

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) injury and rehabilitation module will explore the common injuries found in sporting environments and look at how and why they occur. Learning about the physiological response of the body during each stage of injury and what an effective assessment consists of, will underpin select treatment and rehabilitation techniques. Students will be given an opportunity to experience applying specific treatment techniques to further secure their learning.

Module provider

School of Biosciences

Module Leader

SENINGTON Billy (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 105

Lecture Hours: 20

Tutorial Hours: 7

Practical/Performance Hours: 8

Captured Content: 10

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Module Content Week 1 ¿ Mechanisms and Physiology of Injuries Week 2 ¿ The role of the Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist/Sports Rehab practitioner Week 3 ¿ Clinical examination and assessment of lower limb Week 4 ¿ Clinical examination and assessment of upper limb. Week 5 ¿ Inflammation Week 6 - Healing Week 7 ¿ Sports massage 1 Week 8 ¿ Sports massage 2 Week 9 ¿ Taping Week 10 ¿ Common Sports Injuries Week 11 ¿ Basic Principles of Rehabilitation

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination Online MCQ Exam 50
Oral exam or presentation Case Study 50

Alternative Assessment

For the MCQ exam an alternative exam will be set. For the presentation the students will be able to present their work at a later date.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

An understanding of the underlying principles and mechanisms of injury and how they may be assessed using clinical reasoning and hands-on examination methods.
Their ability to present a clear outline of specific injury aetiology, assessment and treatment modalities as well as display an understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation based on specific case studies provided.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

50% - 1 summative MCQ test focussing on injury and clinical assessment

50% - 1 group presentation looking to provide an overview of the entire injury and rehabilitation process of a given injury case study.

Formative assessment and feedback:

Summary feedback on exam performance for all questions in the exam.

Formative assessment provided through revision/review tutorials spread over the module.

Module aims

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of sports injury professionals.
  • Identify common sports injuries and typical mechanisms of injury.
  • Build links between principles of healing and treatment methods
  • Build a baseline of practical skills in common injury assessment and management techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply key theoretical and practical rehabilitation constructs to a wide variety of injury scenarios.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Reflect on the roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation professionals and interdisciplinary working practices involved CK
002 To understand key mechanisms of common acute injuries relative to key musculoskeletal tissues such as ligaments, tendons and skeletal muscle K
003 Understand how tissues heal and useful therapeutic methods utilised to aid healing CK
004 Use common injury assessment methods to inform clinical reasoning to understand mechanical and neurological changes caused by common sports injuries. CKP
005 Be able to carry out common practical methods utilised is sports rehabilitation such as massage and taping KPT
006 Integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and apply common principles across multiple rehabilitation scenarios CT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The hybrid learning and teaching strategy adopts a blend of online and face-to-face support to facilitate students¿ learning. Activities (within tutorials/seminars, practicals and directed study) are staged (pre & post-delivery of online captured content) and scaffolded to support the development of student skills and understanding, and provide opportunity for formative feedback (e.g. feedback from learning activities; peer feedback; opportunities for self-assessment, etc). Student participation is encouraged with regular opportunity for interaction with peers and academics at regular face-to face-tutorials, seminars and/or practicals.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.