Systemic pathology of sports. Generalities of sporting injuries in soft tissue: muscle, tendons, ligaments, cartilage. Bone injury. Regional sporting injuries: spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, hip & pelvis, knee, ankle, and foot. Sports injury prevention.
The practice of physical activity and sport has an inherent risk of injury. The professional of the sport science and physical activity should know the basics and strategies to prevent the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries, especially those caused by overload of biological structures.
On the other hand, once the injury has happened, has a key role in the rehabilitation of the injured athlete, once the physical recovery phase, to return to their sport or competition levels prior to the injury.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Recognize the differences between normal human body function and its changes, and determine the impact and effects from demographic, environmental, social, and cultural health determinants in the population.
- Assess the effects of physical exercise on the human body.
- Select and use the appropriate material and equipment within the context being developed.
- Evaluate the physical condition and prescribe physical exercise identifying the health risks from practicing inappropriate physical activities.
- Apply physical, biological, social, and behavioral principles to the planning, development, evaluation of physical and sporting activity programs.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- 01To understand the concept of sports injury and characteristics of regional examples frequently
- 02To identify risk factors associated with sports injuries
- 03To develop injury prevention strategies in individual and team sports
- 04To understand the general basis of medical and physiotherapeutic treatment for most common sports injuries
- 05To learn the specific methodology and terminology of the physical rehabilitation process in sports
- 06To practice the different types of muscle-tendon stretching for prevention of sports injuries
- 07To use testing and basic tools for assessing the mobility and flexibility in athletes
- 08Using proprioceptive work to perform preventive and readaptative exercises
- 09To identify different types of preventive taping used in sport
- 010To propose a specific program of retraining in the most common sports injuries
Association between objectives and units
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- Journal of Physical Education and Sports: informative interesting articles on different areas related to physical education: sport psychology, medicine, physiotherapy. (In Spanish)
- It is a digital journal of Catalan Sports Council, specializing in sports medicine. Includes, regularly, original articles on applied research, case reports, articles or editorials, articles of agreement in sport or physical activity, reviews and letters to the editor. Articles are published in Catalan, Spanish and English and are peer reviewed.
- Spanish Sports Medicine Federation: Scientific meetings, working groups, specialized forums, electronic documents, bibliography specifies
- Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (abstract free)
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
A) Theoretical part (70% of the final course grade)
- The theoretical evaluation of the course will be made by an exam.
- The test will consist of 40 single choice questions, with four options (three wrong questions subtracted the value of one correct) and two short-answer questions
The value of the test is 60% and 40% for the short-opened questions.
B) PRACTICES AND ACTIVITIES (30% of the final course grade)
In the practical part will be considered attendance at laboratory practices and the attitude during these sessions. The evaluation of the practices will be made on a case study and will be carries out in small groups (4 people):
- Those who have attended practices must deliver the work on the dates indicated in a final report.
- In cases where the student has not attended practices must submit written work and must also make a public exhibition on dates to be announced in advance.
You CAN NOT make a practical exam question at the theory test day.