Programme: MSc Sports Medicine (Coursework)

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Code Faculty
10253141 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 180
Dr DA Ramagole
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Prof DC Janse van Rensburg
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Programme information

In accordance with the stipulations of the General Regulations, 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.

Also consult General Regulations.

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 Regulations apply. Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, the Chairperson of the School in question may, in consultation with the head of department, approve a fixed limited extension of the period on the grounds of extraordinary circumstances.

Admission requirements

A candidate for admission to studies for the MSc in Sports Medicine must be in possession of the MBChB degree of this University or a qualification deemed equivalent by the University for at least one year. Additionally the candidate must be registered as a physician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Contact department before application.

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.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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