Programme: MSc (Sports Medicine) (Coursework)

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Code Faculty Department
10253141 Faculty of Health Sciences Department: Orthopaedics
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

In accordance with the stipulations of the General Academic Regulations G30-G41, the MSc degree is conferred by virtue of an examination, or an examination and a dissertation, or an examination and an essay, or a dissertation.

All MSc students must register for, and attend (TNM 802) Applied research methodology 802 satisfactorily. (Exemption may be granted if the module has already been passed for the BScHons degree.)

All the stipulations pertaining to coursework master’s degrees and postgraduate studies in accordance with the General Academic Regulations apply. Subject to the stipulations of the General Academic Regulations, the Chairperson of the School in question may, in consultation with the relevant head of department, approve a fixed limited extension of the period on the grounds of extraordinary circumstances.

Admission requirements

  1. MBChB (or equivalent) degree or relevant medical degree with modules equivalent to at least the first year of the MBChB degree
  2. Registration as a physician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Examinations and pass requirements

(aa)     Examinations in the basic subjects FSG 880, SAN 880 and DTE 880 will take place at the end of the first semester.

(bb)     The examination will comprise a two-hour written paper, with a subminimum of 40% required in the written examination. To pass in a module, a minimum final mark of 50% is required.

(cc)      Should a student fail one of the basic subjects, he or she may be allowed to repeat the examination at the end of the second semester.

(dd)     Examinations (two papers of 3 hours each, an oral and a practical), as well as the mini-dissertation, may only take place/be submitted after completion of the basic subjects.

Pass with distinction

The MSc (Sports Medicine) will be conferred with distinction on students who obtain a mark of at least 75% in both the mini-dissertation (SGN 896) and SGN 800 Sports medicine.

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