Module JXH-4019:
Psych of Injury & Rehab

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Dr Lynne Evans

Overall aims and purpose

The aim of this module is to enable students to:

  • Develop a breadth and depth of knowledge and critical understanding of the models guiding inquiry into the prediction of sport injury from a psychosocial perspective;
  • Develop an understanding of the theoretical perspectives of sports injury rehabilitation from a psychological standpoint
  • Be able to critically assess the research relating to the psychological responses of athletes to sports injury
  • Be able to critically assess the role of psychological factors in sports injury rehabilitation
  • Gain a critical understanding of the developmental processes following sport injury (e.g., post-traumatic growth), as well as other related factors (e.g., career-transitions and termination)
  • Develop a sound understanding of the application of psychological interventions, within a rehabilitation setting
  • Understand the journey of return to competition, and the reasons behind the failure of some athletes to rehabilitate
  • Have a sound knowledge of current trends in the psychology of injury rehabilitation and future research directions.

Course content

Prediction of sport injury from a psychosocial perspective: Models, research, and practice

Psychological responses to sport injury: Stress, emotion, resilience and thriving

Measurement issues in psychological response to sports injury research;

Psychological interventions in sports injury rehabilitation.

Psychological intervention strategies: Case Studies

Assessment Criteria

good

Demonstrates at least a good level of understanding in relation to assignment criteria, and an excellent level of understanding in relation to some assessment criteria.

threshold

Demonstrates a good level of understanding in relation to assignment criteria (with the 50% pass mark at M level this level of attainment reflects a threshold level of attainment)

excellent

Demonstrates an excellent level of understanding in relation to assignment criteria

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand and critically evaluate the psychological factors that affect athletes’ risk of and response to sports injury

  2. Critically discuss the role that intervention strategies can play in facilitating athletes’ rehabilitation and expediting their successful return to competitive sport;

  3. Understanding of the developmental processes following sport injury (e.g., post-traumatic growth), as well as other related factors (e.g., career-transitions and termination).

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
ESSAY Written Assignment 100

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

4 x 4 hour sessions

16
Private study

reading papers, making notes, assignment preparation

84

Transferable skills

  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.

Subject specific skills

  • apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • work effectively independently and with others
  • develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions

Courses including this module

Compulsory in courses:

Optional in courses: