MSc Sports Medicine course


The MSc Sports Medicine course is a 2-year part-time course. A candidate for the course must be in possession of either a MBChB degree or other qualification acknowledged by the University of Pretoria as equal to that, and have held such qualification for at least one year.

Our course covers the basic subjects of Sports Anatomy, Sports Physiology and Sports Nutrition. Following this the more sports medical specific topics are presented, such as Ophthalmology emergencies in sport, Dermatological conditions in sports, Banned substances, GIT problems, Overuse syndrome, to name but a few. We also pay detailed attention to orthopaedic topics covering injuries of all the regions.

The student must also complete and publish a suitable research project. Although the MSc Sports Medicine degree concentrates 
more on career based outcomes than research, a demonstrated ability to conduct basic research is still required. Excellent guidance is provided in this regard.
 

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Published by Madeleen Scheepers

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