MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Overview

Manchester Met is part of a city famous for sport and with a long history of medical education. The dense population of professional and amateur sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies enables many medical and physiotherapy professionals to work in the sport and exercise field on a full- or part-time basis.

The University maintains strong collaborations with high profile sporting bodies in the region, City Football Services, Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC, English Institute of Sport, Manchester Institute for Health and Performance (MIHP), Sale Sharks RUFC, Warrington Wolves RLFC  and British Water Polo amongst others.

The programme provides education for those already, or who are aspiring to support teams and individuals engaged in physical activity at all levels. It provides high quality specialist education and training in the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport- and exercise-related medical conditions and injury. It offers a wide range of units enabling doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths to specialise in the field of sport medicine.  Alternatively, students may undertake study leading to a PgCert, or PgDip in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

The course content aligns with the Speciality Training Curriculum for SEM (2010) designed by the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board and the Sports Physiotherapy Competencies and Standards Framework (2005).

Features and Benefits

As part of this exciting new programme, students will also have the opportunity to gain additional professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies:

The new programme led by Dr Peter Goodwin, is taught, delivered and supported by world-renowned tutors, experts in their fields of practice:

Lectures and specialist facilities for projects and practical work will be hosted at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP) within the heart of the East Manchester community. MIHP brings together leaders from elite sports, grassroots community sport, world-class healthcare and local government to deliver cutting edge facilities to the local community whilst driving ground-breaking research with global applications.

 

Career Prospects

This course is recommended for doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths who want to work in the field of sport and exercise medicine. It will enable clinicians to provide care to not only elite athletes, but also sports men and women of all abilities recovering from illness and injury or managing a long-term condition.

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Entry requirements

The course is aimed at qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.

Applicants should hold:

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All students applying for the programme will usually be required to have two years’ clinical experience, but the final decision on an applicant’s suitability will be made at interview.

Applicants will be interviewed or have their application carefully scrutinised in order to establish the relevance of the programme to their learning needs, the necessary commitment to learning and where appropriate, support from their manager / employer.  Interviews may be conducted in person or by Skype or telephone.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. Normally the minimum level of proficiency for acceptance onto this programme is an IELTS average score of 6.5 or TOEFL minimum score of 575 (233 on the computer based test, 90 on ICT testing). 

The Programme accepts requests for the accreditation of prior learning in line with Manchester Met's Policy for the Accreditation of Prior Learning -http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/regulations/docs/APL_policy.pdf

Course details

Core and optional units on offer will depend on the route chosen by the student through the programme.

MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine requires successful completion of 180 credits, PgDip Sport and Exercise Medicine 120 units and the PgCert Sport and Exercise Medicine 60 credits.

Core units

  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Medicine (RMSEM)
  • Project in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ProjSEM)

Optional Units

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine Upper Quadrant (MM-UQ)*
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine Lower Quadrant (MM-LQ)*
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine Spine (MM-Spine)*
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine Injection Therapy (MM-IT)*
  • Rehabilitation in Sport (RiS)
  • Physical Activity in Health (PAH)
  • The Sports Team Physician (STP)
  • Emergency Care in Sport (ECS) ***
  • Maximising Sports Performance (MSP)
  • Radiology in Sport (RADiS)
  • Promoting Excellence in Medical and Healthcare Education Training (PEMHET) **

* To become eligible for SOMM membership, students must complete all of these units.

**The assessment outcomes of the PEMHET unit are mapped to the UK PSF (2011) Dimensions of Practice and Descriptors for D2: Fellow. This means that successful completion of the PEMHET unit will generate appropriate evidence that will support an application for HEA Fellowship.  Completion of the PEHMET unit, in itself, does not confer HEA fellowship: students will use unit assessment evidence to prepare a direct application to the HEA for assessment (or for Manchester Met staff to use the unit assessment as evidence for application for HEA Fellowship via the Manchester Met PSF Scheme).

*** To gain the RFU Immediate Care in Sport certificate (Level 3) students must complete this unit.

Assessment weightings and contact hours

Study
Assessment

Placements options

It is expected that students will be working either within professional practice or have recent professional experience upon which to draw, reflect on and apply the work studied to their professional context.

Department of Health Professions

Our Department of Health Professions teaches subjects including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and nutritional sciences.

The department is committed to ensuring its courses stay relevant and up-to-date with current professional practice, by maintaining links with colleagues in clinical practice and research.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £2,834 to £8,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £4,834 to £14,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2417 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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How to apply

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

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Further information is available from the Programme Team – mscsemadmissions@mmu.ac.uk

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. Please note it is not possible to apply online if you are applying via an Education Adviser (agent).

If you are unable to apply online, you can apply for full- and part-time taught courses by completing the postgraduate application form.

Download a copy at https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/postgraduate-taught-course/

Send completed application forms via email to: direct@mmu.ac.uk

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