UNIVERSITY MODULAR FRAMEWORK -MODULE SPECIFICATION
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SCHOOL * School of Health
DIVISION * Moulton College Health
FIELD* Sport Exercise and Life Sciences
MODULE TITLE* Advanced Clinical Reasoning and Rehabilitation
MODULE CODE * LEVEL* CREDIT VALUE* CO-ORDINATOR
7 20 Lucy Hammond
DELIVERY MODE(S)* Standard
This module has no supplementary regulations.
This module will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to
evaluate patients' reported problems and develop effective rehabilitation
programmes to aid their recovery. The module will cover the planning of
programmes using safe principles of progression, and re-educating
neurophysiological control through non-weight bearing, partial weight-bearing
and full weight bearing exercises.
OVERALL AIM(S) FOR THE MODULE* (Max 2 bullet points)
To provide students with the opportunity to develop theoretical knowledge to
plan and implement progressive rehabilitation and remedial programmes
suitable for the early, intermediate, late and functional stages of common sports
To enable students to acquire practical expertise to deliver rehabilitation and
remedial exercises and to re-educate neurophysiological control following sports
injuries, for individuals and for groups.
LEARNING OUTCOMES*: (Max of 10)
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
a) Critically interpret, analyse and synthesise subjective and objective
assessment findings, with clinical reasoning.
b) Demonstrate systematic and critical understanding of the theoretical basis
for rehabilitation and assess the scientific evaluation of its effectiveness,
incorporating evidence based practise.
c) Discriminate, synthesise and integrate relevant concepts from a wide
theoretical and practical knowledge base to address the needs of the
athlete during rehabilitation.
d) Appraise the evidence base for preventative exercise programmes,
evaluating their use and efficacy.
e) Critically interpret athlete information to prioritise and set realistic
treatment and rehabilitation goals.
f) Devise and rationalise structured rehabilitation programmes for a range of
sports injuries that demonstrate critical knowledge of safe practise and
g) Prescribe appropriate rehabilitation exercises for neurophysiological
conditions with clinical justification for their inclusion.
h) Be an independent and self-critical learner, guiding the learning of others
and managing own requirements for continuing professional development.
i) Adapt skills and design or develop new skills and/or procedures for new
j) Use a full range of learning resources.
· Acute management of sporting injuries on and off the field of play
· Methods for maintaining and improving range of movement, flexibility,
muscular strength and endurance.
· Criteria for return to sport - principles and practise
· Principles of progressions through the rehabilitation programme based on
the pathophysiology of the injured and healing tissue, presenting signs
· Evidence base for rehabilitation programmes and individual exercises.
· Planning of rehabilitation programmes that includes NWB, PWB and FWB
exercises of both closed- and open-kinetic chain exercises.
· Rehabilitative exercise programming for individuals and groups based on
client needs and special population requirements.
· Monitoring of safe progression and health and safety issues.
· Prehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
· Pain and pathoneurodynamics, and assessment of neurological disorders.
JUSTIFICATION OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Delivery of the module will be via a combination of lecture and practical
sessions. Theoretical concepts will be delivered in lectures, and students will
develop practical rehabilitation skills in the therapy teaching facilities, gym,
sports hall and field of play. This will be through demonstrations and
experiential learning. Independent learning and directed reading will be used to
develop the theoretical element of the module. Formative and peer feedback is
provided during practicals. The module is also extensively supported by Moodle
TEACHING, LEARNING + ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES STUDY HOURS
Lectures and practical sessions 48
Case study 30
Time Constrained Assessment 20
Directed study 102
This module is taught by Moulton College staff, face to face, to student cohorts
on the Moulton College campus.
This module requires students to acquire both theoretical knowledge and
practical skills for prescribing and delivering rehabilitative exercise using
advanced clinical reasoning, supported by relevant literature and lecturer
supervision. The module therefore provides an essential component of the
programme for candidates studying Sports Therapy at masters level. Students
will be required to act as both therapist and patients throughout the module and
should be equipped to undertake either role for all lessons.
Assessment Items Units Weighting Learning Outcomes
AS1- Case study (2,500 words) 3 60 a,b,c,e,f,g,h,i
TC1- Time Constrained Assessment (90 mins) 2 40 b,c,d,g,h,j
There are 2 assessments for this module, a case study and a time constrained
Through the case study, students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge
and understanding of rehabilitation programmes by designing a safe, effective
and progressive rehabilitation programme for a given injury. They will be able
to justify with clinical reasoning their exercise choices based upon the phases of
tissue healing, client needs and requirements, and through evaluation of the
supporting literature base.
The written Time Constrained Assessment will assess the students' knowledge of
the theoretical basis of rehabilitation, health and safety issues, monitoring
progression, return to play criteria, prehabilitation and athoneurodynamics. This
will be assessed through a series of short answer questions and case scenarios
in which students will synthesise their knowledge and critical understanding
within a variety of theoretical cotexts.
APPROVAL/ REVIEW DATES:
Approved: 24 November 2011