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SPHP701 – Assessment and Rehabilitation of Injury

Module code
Module title
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Injury
To provide students with advanced knowledge, skills and professional competencies in the field of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation following injury is becoming an increasingly specialised field requiring the combined knowledge of medical consideration of injury and final-phase therapeutic exercise. The module investigates the cause of injuries and the skills required to design and implement appropriate prevention, clinical assessment and rehabilitation programmes for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • SC9501
  • SP0801
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse and evaluate the aetiology and management of injuries in sport and the workplace

2. Conduct and evaluate clinical assessments using both manual and laboratory methods.
They will develop rehabilitation programmes to optimise return to function for individuals

3. Examine the rehabilitation implications of specific medical conditions and injury treatments
and their influence on exercise rehabilitation programmes
- Injury prevention strategies
- Injury classification, treatment and healing of tissue
- Medical or physiotherapy intervention and referrals
- The relationship between causative factors and occurrence
- Assessment of risk factors and injury management procedures
- Structural, biomechanical, physiological, and psychological factors in rehabilitation
- Interpreting and effectively reporting and communicating assessment and programme results
to clients and associated persons
- Clinical musculoskeletal assessment
- Flexibility, proprioception and balance
- Muscle dynamics
- Assessment and rehabilitation of the back, shoulder, knee and ankle
- Chronic and overuse injuries
- Case studies of regional injury/pathology
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated by lectures, practical and tutorial sessions including demonstrations and recommended reading.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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