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SPME708 Regional Sports Injury 2

The issues which relate to the supervision and care of individuals involved in sport and recreational activities, with specific emphasis on the prevention and treatment of commonly encountered injuries to the lower limb.

SPME 707 and SPME 708 are papers in upper and lower limb injury management and assessment for clinicians. Key gems from Sport and Exercise Physician training, current literature and practical experience in application of this knowledge in real-world clinic settings bring most students' management of sporting injuries and musculoskeletal problems to a whole new level. Myths are debunked; evidence is provided where previously it didn't exist; and dogmatic treatments are updated where the evidence has been evident for 40 years and should have been applied decades ago.

Use of our international web of resources and connections across the sport and exercise medicine community in Europe, Australia and America means teaching materials in these papers are updated on an almost daily basis. All of the teaching material is available from the start of each semester, which means students can spend the very first part of the semester (potentially a weekend) going through all the learning material and then spend the rest of the semester applying it, asking questions during the live webinars and writing assignments. The assignments require students to write case reports on patients that are seen and describe how they can incorporate new learning from these papers into their practice.

Paper title Regional Sports Injury 2
Paper code SPME708
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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Restriction
SPMX 708
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
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
Dr Hamish Osborne
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.
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
Textbooks
To be advised
Course outline
Teaching Arrangements
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 issues which relate to the supervision and care of individuals involved in sport and recreational activities, with specific emphasis on the prevention and treatment of commonly encountered injuries to the lower limb.

SPME 707 and SPME 708 are papers in upper- and lower-limb injury management and assessment. These papers are intended for medical clinicians.

Paper title Regional Sports Injury 2
Paper code SPME708
Subject Sports Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,373.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,281.25

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Restriction
SPMX 708
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC, 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.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
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
Dr Hamish Osborne and clinical lecturer Dr Peter Burt.
Paper Structure
Teaching Arrangements
This is a distance learning programme delivered by web conference in the evenings so that students can work and still study. Learning materials will be shared on Moodle.
Textbooks
The core text for this paper is "Clinical Sports Medicine" by Brukner and Khan 2011 4th Edition. McGraw - Hill.
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper concentrates on the more common overuse and acute injuries (largely those not requiring orthopaedic intervention) to the lower half of the body. It is designed to give you a practical guide to the assessment and management of these injuries.

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Timetable

Second Semester

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