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  • Academic Title
    MSc/PG Dip/Certificate Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Course description
    MSc/PG Dip/Certificate
    One year full-time, or part-time two to four years

    Programme description

    This internationally renowned programme is open to doctors and physiotherapists. The programme is based on the philosophy of total care for the athlete and the promotion of physical activity in the general population. It is unique in the UK for the delivery of integrated academic and practical tuition. Based on the main Mile End Campus, the maximum intake is 30 students.

    Working in sport is a largely practical discipline and the emphasis on the programme is for regular clinical experience. Programme participants benefit from regular contact with members of the Centre as well as visiting clinicians and lecturers who are experienced sport medicine specialists. The Centre is ideally situated on the same campus as the sports injury, physiotherapy, podiatry and the interdisciplinary combined sports clinics. Additionally you will have the opportunity to attend recognised external clinics around London, as well as the chance to attend sporting events and visits to national centres of excellence where possible.

    Many of our alumni now work in both professional and amateur sport, 14 worked at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and the Centre was involved for the bid for London 2012 Olympic Games.

    Programme outline


        * Eight taught modules plus a research project (equivalent to four course units)


    Eight taught modules

        * Semester 1: September – December (12 weeks) five course units available
        * Semester 2: January – March (12 weeks) five course units available
        * MSc Research project: December – September Clinics: compulsory attendance of 32 clinics


        * Sports Injury Assessment I – core for physiotherapists/doctors
        * Sports Injury Assessment II – core for doctors
        * Sports Injury Treatment – core for physiotherapists
        * Sports Injury Rehabilitation – core for physiotherapists
        * Exercise as a Health Tool
        * Podiatry and Biomechanics
        * Medical Problems in Sport
        * Exercise Physiology and Team Medicine – core for doctors
        * Injection of the Spine and Appendicular Skeleton
        * Research Methods – core for physiotherapists/doctors


    Taught units are assessed by a variety of written exams, coursework and clinical exams. All are weighted in varying degrees, the dissertation accounts for one third of the total marks.

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