The interaction between the sports person and their environment, specifically its effect on injury mechanisms and injury prevention including interaction with other participants, the surface on which the sport is performed, and equipment used.
This paper, run by the School of Physiotherapy, is based on comprehensive reviews
and readings of the literature. It allows students to gain a new level of understanding
in an area of particular interest to them. For example, some students have a particular
interest in the ground surface on which a particular sport is played and in the interaction
between the surface, shoes and injury. The paper gives them the skills to read widely
across the chosen topics (guided by the lecture series and readings) and develop three
assignments, each building on the previous. As a result, by the end of the paper the
student has a comprehensive understanding of this chosen topic and an ability to translate
the skills learnt in this process to other questions they may have.
Paper only available if minimum class number reached. Delivered via webconference.
|Paper title||Sports Ergonomics|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,857.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$7,235.25|
- Limited to
- MHealSc, 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
- 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
Dr Daniel Cury Ribeiro (School of Physiotherapy): firstname.lastname@example.org
Postgraduate Administrator: email@example.com
- Teaching staff
- Dr Daniel Cury Ribeiro (School of Physiotherapy)
- 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.
- To be advised
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking,
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.