Sports medicine 781

Module code FMS 781
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content An approach to sports injuries: concepts of training and fitness; energy systems and transfer of energy, nutrition, health and training; special investigations; injury; strapping and wrapping; stress fractures; examination and clinical conditions of different areas, upper limb, lower limb, pelvis; trunk and head: special considerations of age and gender – the child, the female athlete and the elderly exerciser; exercising under certain conditions – heat, cold, underwater altitude and time zones; sport and medical conditions – diabetes mellitus; HIV/Aids; drugs, alcohol; the tired athlete; concussion/boxing; exercise induced headache and medical coverage of sports events.
Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Family Medicine
Period of presentation Semester 1

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