Taught course

Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football)

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent. The degree should normally be a first or upper second class Honours degree for physiotherapists and MBChB for doctors. Current registration with the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for physiotherapists. Current registration with the General Medical Council, and evidence of appropriate professional indemnity for mentored practice within a football environment for doctors. Please website for full details.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This innovative programme has been developed through a partnership between The Football Association and the University of Birmingham. The programme is aimed at physiotherapists and doctors either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine.

The programme is part of a collaboration framework of MSc and MRes programmes between Physiotherapy (School of Health and Population Sciences), the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and the School of Sport and Exercises.

This innovative programme has been developed through a partnership between The Football Association and the University of Birmingham. The programme is aimed at physiotherapists and doctors either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine.

The overall aim of the programme is to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of exercise and sports medicine in general and football in particular, and its application to the development of a physiotherapist's and doctor's clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, the programme will integrate the key issues central to practice in this specialist area, including: clinical assessment, communication skills, accurate diagnosis, differential diagnosis, diagnostics and prognostics, treatment interventions, management approaches, best evidence, evaluation of outcome, strategies to reduce injury time etc. The programme will facilitate the evaluation of existing evidence through the exploration of the assessment and management of athletes. It will provide students with the opportunity to tailor their learning experience to meet their personal and professional needs, developing their their capacity for leadership within a multidisciplinary team providing clinical management in football. The programme will promote enquiry based learning through a range of strategies including case analysis and problem based learning.

The programme is written in line with the international competencies and standards established by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists and the Specialty Training Curriculum for Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, and in collaboration with The Football Association and physiotherapists and doctors working within football and other sporting contexts.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

If applying from overseas, you should also bear in mind that the process of applying for a visa can be a long and complicated one and you are therefore advised to submit your application for study as early as possible.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,070 FT
International students
£18,210 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
72 months
full time
13 months

PGDip

part time
48 months
full time
10 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005