ESSC12009 - Sport Injury Prevention and Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to common injuries that occur in sports. You will learn about mechanisms and risk factors of various sports injuries, injury prevention and rehabilitation processes and interventions, and how these apply to different athlete populations and training scenarios. Emphasis is placed on providing an understanding of the aetiology, treatment and prevention, and acute management of common sports injuries. You will also gain practical skills in sports taping techniques, delivery of injury prevention programs, assessing and monitoring injury risk factors, and assessing return to sport. The content of this unit builds on knowledge gained in other units related to anatomy and physiology, functional anatomy, and physical activity, health, and fitness.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1; BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2; ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

Co-requisite: ESSC13007 Functional Anatomy OR ESSC12010 Functional Anatomy

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Case Study 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Practical Assessment 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 17.65% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Informal feedback from students; staff reflection.
Feedback
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the practical activities were completed by students online/at-home. While this was generally well-received, staff and students believe offering these face-to-face would be more beneficial.
Recommendation
It is recommended that, when possible, the practical component be offered face-to-face on-campus. If the practical component has to be offered online, it is recommended staff explore additional ways to support students in completing these tasks.
Action Taken
Practical component of this unit was held face-to-face on-campus.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the practical component of this unit but commented too much time was spent on taping techniques and not enough time on some other activities (i.e. physical function tests).
Recommendation
It is recommended that staff review the scheduling of activities to ensure adequate time is provided to each activity.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the assessments and unit content very practical and could see how it applies to their future careers.
Recommendation
It is recommended that staff continue to ensure that the assessments and unit content remain relevant to the careers of exercise science graduates, and provide real-world scenarios and practical activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would like to see industry-recognised courses (ie., Level 1 Sports Trainer, or Introduction to Sports Taping) embedded within this unit.
Recommendation
While staff had explored incorporating the SMA Level 1 Sports Trainer course in the past, interest from students at that time was low and it was not feasible to implement. It is recommended that staff further explore opportunities to embed industry-recognised courses into this unit or offer these courses separate to the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors, mechanisms, and processes associated with sports injuries
  2. Recognise factors that impact different athlete populations and training scenarios as they relate to sports injuries
  3. Summarise current evidence regarding the aetiology, prevention and management of sports injuries
  4. Demonstrate professional practice and ethical behaviour for appropriate prevention and management of sports injuries as expected in exercise and sport science settings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Case Study
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Case Study
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment