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:
- Membership of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM).
- Immediate Care in Sport Certificate (Level 3) approved by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons.
- On successful completion of the PEMHET unit (Promoting Excellence in Medical and Healthcare Education and Training) students will collate appropriate evidence to support an application for Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) or Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The new programme led by Dr Peter Goodwin, is taught, delivered and supported by world-renowned tutors, experts in their fields of practice:
- Dr John Rogers, Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
- Professor Michael Callaghan, Head of Physical Therapies at Manchester United FC
- Professor Waqar Bhatti, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
- John Davin, Physiotherapist, Manchester United FC
- Cari Thorpe, Head of Physiotherapy, England Touch Rugby
- Dr Steve McGregor, Director of MIHP
- Professor Richard Jones, Biomechanist MIHP
- Dr Reda Braham, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
- Chris Rosimus, Head of Nutrition, Football Association
- Dr Suzanne Gough, Principal Fellow of the HEA and Regional Allied health profession lead for North West Simulation Education Network
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.
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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The course is aimed at qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.
Applicants should hold:
- An MChB (MBBS) or equivalent.
- A degree in Physiotherapy (normally 2.2 or above)/a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy together with evidence of an approved and relevant post qualification education.
- A degree in Osteopathy (M Ost (Hons), normally 2.2 or above).
- Two years’ clinical experience.
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
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.
- Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Medicine (RMSEM)
- Project in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ProjSEM)
- 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
- Full-time 25% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 75% independent study
- Part-time 25% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 75% independent study
- Full-time 70% coursework; 30% practical; 0% examination
- Part-time 70% coursework; 30% practical; 0% examination
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.
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).
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.
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
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