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SPME707 Regional Sports Injury 1

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 upper limb.

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

This paper concentrates on the more common overuse and acute injuries (largely those not requiring orthopaedic intervention) to the upper half of the body. It is designed to give you a practical guide to the assessment and management of these injuries.

Paper title Regional Sports Injury 1
Paper code SPME707
Subject Sports Medicine
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,509.38
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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SPMX 707
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma is by application (i.e. 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:

Postgraduate Administrator:

Teaching staff
Dr Hamish Osborne and guest lecturers.
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.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
You are encouraged to contribute your knowledge and experience to the learning process. Be prepared to think critically and explore the topics to a deeper level. To progress, you must demonstrate the ability to undertake advanced level study, and your powers of critical thinking and skills in written communication will be tested.

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Semester 1

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