Our new part-time masters degree supports doctors with a specialist interest in, or who are pursuing a career in, sport and exercise medicine, providing you with an academic qualification that recognises that interest.
It provides you with an academic qualification that recognises your special interest in sport and exercise medicine.
You’ll complete four core units, in Evidence-based Practice, Education and Training in Practice, Leadership in Clinical Care Settings, and Research Methods. These units provide you with invaluable transferrable skills, whatever career choice you make in the future.
You’ll also complete two specialist units, The Sports Team Physician and Emergency Care in Sport, and a project related to the field of sport and exercise medicine.
Some of the key topics you’ll consider include cardiology in sport, women’s health in sport and the medical management of sports conditions. You’ll develop skills in caring for an injured player in a sports context, such as advanced thoracic trauma management and on-field assessment of concussion.
We teach you via blended learning, through methods such as online sessions, face-to-face tutorials, and group work to help you network and share best practice with fellow students.
For the two sport and exercise units, you’ll usually have sessions at the Manchester Institute for Health and Performance (MIHP). MIHP is a specialist facility that combines cutting-edge diagnostics and facilities, education, and research and development across sport science and medicine.
Features and Benefits
This course is part of our Postgraduate Medicine provision, a University wide initiative that aims to lead in medical education, applied research and knowledge exchange.
Designed for practising doctors with a special interest in sport and exercise medicine.
You’ll complete specialist units in sport and exercise medicine, as well as core units to develop transferrable skills you can use in your future career.
Our course is part-time to help you fit studying around your clinical commitments.
For the Project in Practice, you’ll prepare a draft journal article relating to the field of sports and exercise medicine, which may be suitable for publication.
You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Medicine (Sport and Exercise Medicine), a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Medicine (Sport and Exercise Medicine) or a Masters in Medicine (Sport and Exercise Medicine) degree.
As a graduate, you’ll have an academic award that recognises your academic training.
You’ll have the skills to critically reflect and evaluate current professional, educational and clinical practice.
You’ll be able to apply research to practical and theoretical situations, and plan, implement and evaluate projects within the area of sport and exercise medicine.
Applicants must be a UK Qualified Physician or international equivalent.
The MMed Sports and Exercise Medicine gives you the opportunity to receive credit for masters level study while you complete your core training.
It’s a part-time course designed to fit around your clinical commitments. You’ll have some sessions on-campus in Manchester, some sessions online, and some learning at the specialist sporting facility Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP).
Topics you’ll consider include concussion in sport, an introduction to radiology in sports, women’s health in sport and the management of special populations (including paediatric and older athletes).
You’ll have practical workshops where you’ll apply your skills to simulation-based scenarios featuring simulated patients in a sport setting. You might assess a concussion after a collision, close a wound sustained on the pitch or perform surgical airway management.
We offer three routes to a postgraduate qualification, a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters degree depending on the number of credits completed.
A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Medicine (Sport and Exercise Medicine) is awarded for completion of 60 credits comprising the following units: Evidence-based Practice, The Sports Team Physician and Emergency Care in Sport.
A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Medicine (Sport and Exercise Medicine) is awarded for completion of 120 credits comprising the following units: Evidence-based Practice, The Sports Team Physician, Emergency Care in Sport, Education and Training in Practice, Leadership in Clinical Care Settings, and Research Methods.
For the award of MMed (Sports and Exercise Medicine), students are required to complete the 60-credit Project in Practice in addition to the units listed above.
On this course, you'll study the following core units:
Education and Training in Practice
Leadership in a Clinical Care Setting
Project in Practice
The Sports Team Physician
Emergency Care in Sport
Postgraduate Medicine is a university wide initiative that brings together medical educators, researchers and healthcare professionals.
In collaboration with NHS partners, we have developed a suite of taught masters courses aimed at upskilling medical professionals in the areas needed most by Trusts and residents across the region. Alongside taught masters, we have a flexible CPD portfolio shaped to meet the needs of the health and social care sector.
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.
UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £800 per 20 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: Part-time fee: £1778 per 20 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).
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 £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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