M.Sc. Sports and Exercise Medicine

Trinity College Dublin

Application deadline: 30th June 2013
Tuition fee:
  • € 9,700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 19,400 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits: 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The course includes lectures, practical and clinical work. It aims to present a scientific basis for the study of all aspects of sports and exercise medicine; to outline a comprehensive programme for injury prevention and treatment; to define guidelines for the scientific monitoring and training of athletes; to enable participants to prescribe training advice for different age groups; and to expose participants to a wide range of specialities relevant to sport and exercise.

A M.Sc. degree is awarded following the passing of written, oral and clinical examinations and the acceptance of a dissertation based on practical research work. Marks are allocated on the basis of 67% continuous assessment and end of year written examinations and 33% dissertation.

Contents

The MSc is the equivalent of 90 ECTS and is comprised of the following modules:

* ECTS Pure and Applied Anatomy 10
* ECTS Sports and Exercise Physiology 10
* ECTS Clinical Sports Medicine 10
* ECTS Musculoskeletal Assessment 10
* ECTS Research Methodology 10
* ECTS Maximising Sports Performance 10
* ECTS Research Dissertation 30

Incourse and official end of term examinations of ECTS units consist of:

(a) Written examination - MCQs and SAQs
(b) Practical examinations - competence in musculoskeletal examination techniques, clinical cases and athletic assessment.

All ECTS modules must be passed (>50%). No compensation is allowed between written papers and clinical examinations. The dissertation can only be undertaken when interim assessments have been completed successfully. The degree is externally monitored and examined.

A Master of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine is awarded following the passing of written, oral and clinical examinations and the acceptance of a dissertation based on practical research work. [The course is accredited equivalence to FSEM Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine United Kingdom and Ireland by the Intercollegiate Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine - although this is not recognised for progression in Specialty Training in the UK .] Marks are allocated on the basis of 67% continuous assessment and end of year written examinations and 33% dissertation.

Requirements

his is a one year full-time course. Applicants should be well-qualified medical graduates and chartered physiotherapists with minimum upper second class honours degree and preferably with one years post qualification experience. Preference is given to applicants with a strong sporting background or involved in sports service provision. Medical doctors must be registered for work in Ireland with the Irish Medical Council (IMC) and chartered physiotherapists with Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) or the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Proof of indemnity insurance will be necessary. Selection will be made by application and/or interview.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test: 88

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