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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. 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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SPMX 708
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
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.
Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne (
Application enquiries to: Fia Jephson Sandstrom (, 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.
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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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system