Course Structure

Course structure

For the award of Master of Sports Medicine you must complete 150 points comprising of:

  • Seven 12.5-point core subjects
  • Three 12.5-point elective subjects
  • One 25-point capstone subject.

Alternative exit pathways are available through the Specialist Certificate, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Sports Medicine.

Core subjectsPoints
The Modern Athlete (Offered in Term 1 and Term 3)12.5

The Modern Athlete (Offered in Term 1 and Term 3)

Explore the multi-faceted approach to modern athlete-centred management using a case-based approach. Students will appraise their own professional roles and responsibilities, consider special athlete populations and dissect challenges typical to the sports medicine environment.


Detailed Information MEDI90092
Type Core
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2 and Term 4)12.5

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2 and Term 4)

Engage in a best practice approach to the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Focus will be on habilitation and rehabilitation strategies for optimising the neuromusculoskeletal health of individuals.


Detailed Information REHB90007
Type Core
Diagnosis in Sport (Offered in Term 3)12.5

Diagnosis in Sport (Offered in Term 3)

Explore theory and practice of sports injury differential diagnosis, including clinical reasoning strategies, hypotheses formation and testing, clinical pattern recognition and specific diagnostic and evaluation qualities of assessment tools.


Detailed Information MED190089
Type Core
Injury Pathophysiology & Management (Offered in Term 3)12.5

Injury Pathophysiology & Management (Offered in Term 3)

Design, implement, evaluate and modify evidence-informed interventions that aim to safely return an athlete to optimal and safe performance in their specific sport/s.


Detailed Information SMED90002
Type Core
Biomechanics & Sports Injury Prevention (Offered in Term 1 and Term 3)12.5

Biomechanics & Sports Injury Prevention (Offered in Term 1 and Term 3)

Analyse biomechanics and pathomechanics in a range of sports and exercise contexts, with emphasis on assessing load patterns and mechanics in athletic movements and interpreting and predicting potential implications on injury and performance.


Detailed Information SMED90001
Type Core
Sports Psychology (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Sports Psychology (Offered in Term 2)

Engage with Sports Psychology approaches in Sports Medicine as a member of the interdisciplinary team; and as a key responder in different case scenarios. This includes mental health literacy, performance psychology and psychology of health. Also evaluate communication and behaviour change psychology in context.


Detailed Information PSYC90108
Type Core
Research & Evidence in Practice (Offered in Term 2 and Term 4)12.5

Research & Evidence in Practice (Offered in Term 2 and Term 4)

This subject provides an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills in the use of research and evidence in habilitation and rehabilitation practices, with a primary focus on critical analysis of research. Critically engage with research and evidence in the context of searching and reviewing literature, research project design, methodology and application to practice.


Detailed Information REHB90010
Type Core
Elective subjectsPoints
Foundations of Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2 and Term 3)12.5

Foundations of Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2 and Term 3)

Explore selected core theory and frameworks that underpin the development and delivery of best practice, evidence informed rehabilitation services across a range of disciplines and clinical practice contexts over the lifespan.


Detailed Information REHB90001
Type Elective
Health Behaviour Change (Offered in Term 1)12.5

Health Behaviour Change (Offered in Term 1)

Explore and evaluate key theories underlying contemporary approaches to health promotion and health behaviour change in individuals across the health-illness spectrum and at the population level. Apply evidence to sustained behaviour change within relevant sports medicine contexts, such as athlete lifestyle and performance.


Detailed Information HLTH90001
Type Elective
Evaluation of Rehabilitation Practice (Offered in Term 4)12.5

Evaluation of Rehabilitation Practice (Offered in Term 4)

Develop skills in the areas of selection, application and interpretation of rehabilitation treatment and evaluation for individuals, groups and rehabilitation and sports contexts.


Detailed Information REHB90003
Type Elective
Rehabilitation for Women’s Health (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Rehabilitation for Women’s Health (Offered in Term 2)

Build and evolve your practice in the safe and effective application of rehabilitation principles to meet the health needs of women. Attention is focused primarily on musculoskeletal disorders with attention to conditions affecting women from young adulthood through to their reproductive and older years.


Detailed Information REHB90006
Type Elective
Rehabilitation for Paediatrics (Offered in Term 1)12.5

Rehabilitation for Paediatrics (Offered in Term 1)

Build and evolve your practice in the safe and effective application of intervention and rehabilitation principles to meet the health needs of infants, children and adolescents and their families.


Detailed Information REHB90005
Type Elective
Rehabilitation, Activity & Exercise (Offered in Term 1 and Term 4)12.5

Rehabilitation, Activity & Exercise (Offered in Term 1 and Term 4)

Critically explore and apply research evidence to physical activity and exercise; including evaluating the health risks of sedentary behaviour. Design and evaluate appropriate programs to maximize health benefits and manage these risks.


Detailed Information REHB90002
Type Elective
Innovation and Emerging Technologies (Offered in Term 3)12.5

Innovation and Emerging Technologies (Offered in Term 3)

Examine emerging therapies and technologies, which extend rehabilitation practices. Critically reason and evaluate the value of these therapies and technologies in rehabilitation at the individual and population level.


Detailed Information REHB90009
Type Elective
Neuromusculoskeletal Radiology (Offered in Term 2 and Term 4)12.5

Neuromusculoskeletal Radiology (Offered in Term 2 and Term 4)

Apply advanced knowledge of anatomical structure and function to critically select and interpret radiological investigations. Scrutinise normal and pathological findings as displayed by a variety of imaging modalities including x-rays, CT scans, MRI and US imagining.


Detailed Information RADI90024
Type Elective
Capstone subjectsPoints
Sports Medicine Research Project (Offered in February and July)25

Sports Medicine Research Project (Offered in February and July)

Extend, deepen and apply knowledge, skills and attributes in the context of undertaking a research project within an established research team. Engage in peer review processes and dissemination of project outcomes to relevant audiences.


Detailed Information MEDI90091
Type Capstone
Sports Medicine Professional Project (Offered in July)25

Sports Medicine Professional Project (Offered in July)

Integrate and apply an advanced body of knowledge and cognitive, technical and creative skills to design and complete a substantial professional project, based on a needs assessment within your professional practice context.  Systematically and ethically design, execute, data-manage and evaluate your project to improve practice outcomes. Engage in peer review processes and dissemination of project outcomes to relevant audiences.


Detailed Information MEDI90090
Type Capstone

Workload

The estimated hours required for each subject is between 12 -15 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

Entry requirements

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