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SPME705 Health and Human Performance B

The physical, psychological and social needs of special groups in the sport and recreational setting, including the young athlete, the veteran, the female athlete and the disabled competitor.

This paper considers different populations not only in their participation in sport, but also regarding the role that exercise plays as medicine in each population. The populations addressed are children, veterans, disabled and women. The reading material and pre-recorded webinars provide significant background knowledge in preparation for the live webinar sessions to discuss all these topics. The assignment provides an opportunity for students to work on their ability to develop a talk that they might present to a population in their community to educate them on various subsets of these key topics and to improve the students skills on how to pitch that talk at the right level.

Paper title Health and Human Performance B
Paper code SPME705
Subject Sports Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,125.00

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma is by application (ie not open), and you must apply online with supporting documentation through eVision.

Criteria are:
  • Applicant has a bachelor's degree - preferably in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Nutrition, Pharmacy or Sciences
  • Applicant is, or has been, working in a related field
  • Applicant has the ability to study at postgraduate level
International students must meet the University of Otago's admissions criteria.
Contact
Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne (hamish.osborne@otago.ac.nz)
Application enquiries to: Dr Sarah Soper (sarah.soper@otago.ac.nz), Postgraduate Administrator
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne and guest lecturers.
Textbooks
To be advised
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Sport and Exercise Medicine describes the health care of active people, including high-performing athletes. The University of Otago has a unique Postgraduate Diploma course available to suitably qualified graduates from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Podiatry, Nutrition and other related health science subjects. A doctor who chooses to specialise in Sports Medicine must complete additional advanced training for Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (FACSP). A physiotherapist who wishes to specialise in the rehabilitation of athletes completes postgraduate study in the management of sports injuries. Similarly, sport science graduates follow their specific area of expertise in psychology, nutrition or exercise science. There is an increasing demand for sport psychologists, nutritionists, and strength and conditioning experts who work with professional sports teams. Team doctors and physiotherapists accompany our national teams to world championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Paper Structure
Teaching Arrangements
Offered every second year in the first semester; next offered 2019.

There are eight conferences per module (except SPME 701 and SPME 711), and supplementary readings are required before each web conference. These are accessed via Syncplicity.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Other

The physical, psychological and social needs of special groups in the sport and recreational setting, including the young athlete, the veteran, the female athlete and the disabled competitor.

This paper considers different populations not only in their participation in sport, but also regarding the role that exercise plays as medicine in each population. The populations addressed are children, veterans, disabled and women. This paper has been designed primarily for those with a clinical qualification, however, graduates with a background in exercise science will benefit from its content. SPME 705 will raise the awareness of contemporary issues that affect the special groups mentioned and offers subject material that will complement other papers from the schedule of postgraduate options.

Paper title Health and Human Performance B
Paper code SPME705
Subject Sports Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma is by application (ie not open), and you must apply online with supporting documentation through eVision.

Criteria are:
  • Applicant has a bachelor's degree - preferably in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Nutrition, Pharmacy or Sciences
  • Applicant is, or has been, working in a related field
  • Applicant has the ability to study at postgraduate level
International students must meet the University of Otago's admissions criteria.
Contact
Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne (hamish.osborne@otago.ac.nz)
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne and guest lecturers.
Paper Structure
The reading material and pre-recorded webinars provide significant background knowledge in preparation for the live webinar sessions to discuss all these topics. The assignment provides an opportunity for students to work on their ability to develop a talk that they might present to a population in their community to educate them on various subsets of these key topics and to improve the students skills on how to pitch that talk at the right level.
Teaching Arrangements
Offered every second year in the second semester; next offered 2019.
Textbooks
To be advised
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Sport and Exercise Medicine describes the health care of active people, including high-performing athletes. The University of Otago has a unique Postgraduate Diploma course available to suitably qualified graduates from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Podiatry, Nutrition and other related health science subjects.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Other