Disability Sport and Rehabilitation
Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Jennifer Cooney
Overall aims and purpose
This module gives students an insight into two important specialist areas of Sport Science - Injury Rehabilitation and Disability Sport. This module is taught by applied experts in the field and students will be given the opportunity to gain an insight into and knowledge of injury rehabilitation from a chartered physiotherapists perspective and gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the role of sport in disability and how to plan and implement an inclusive sport session.
This module is broken up into two distinct components - Injury Rehabilitation and Disability Sport:
The module starts with the rehabilitation component delivered by a chartered physiotherapist. The seminars will include: Introduction to physiotherapy and overview of profession Principles of rehabilitation and clinical models of rehabilitation Rehabilitation of upper and lower limb injuries and conditions Rehabilitation of spinal injuries and conditions Challenges of managing injuries and conditions in athletes with disabilities
The second half of the module is delivered by a Disability Sport Wales Officer who has a wealth of experience working in this field. In this half of the module you will cover: Disability Awareness and an opportunity to obtain a certificate in Inclusive Coaching (UK Sport) Disability classification and lesson planning Running a practical session Visual Impairment Training
Please note: Module failure that prevents you passing the year will require resit assessment and attendance at Supplementary Assessment Week (exact date TBC but expected to be second week of July 2022).
Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of issues relating to sport and disability, and rehabilitation, and an ability to discuss issues. The answers may be lacking critical discussion. There may be minimal or poorly chosen references to support discussion.
C- to C+
Students will demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of issues relating to sport and disability, and rehabilitation. The answers will demonstrate some critical thought and discussion will be supported by some references to recent, relevant literature.
Students will demonstrate excellent knowledge and a clear understanding of issues relating to sport and disability, and rehabilitation. The answers will demonstrate excellent critical thought and discussion will be supported by thorough references to recent, relevant literature.
Demonstrate an understanding of rehabilitation principles for selected injuries to the lower limb, upper limb and spinal regions of the human body
Demonstrate an understanding and the application of the medical, the bio-psycho-social and rehabilitation models
Demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to sport and disability
Plan and adapt a suitable inclusive sports session for a disabled person
Formulate a rehabilitation plan with appropriate goals and outcome measures.
Demonstrate an understanding of how to interact with and include disabled sportspeople
|COURSEWORK||Coursework 2-Disability & Sport||
You will write a critical essay on disability sport (target 1,500 words). In addition to drawing upon published information, your experience in planning and delivering an inclusive lesson plan will also be relevant.
|COURSEWORK||Coursework 1-Rehab Case Study||
You will present a case study (target 1500 words, equivalent to an effort of approximately 15 hours) that discusses a rehabilitation plan appropriate to your client’s needs and relevant to your client’s sport. For this assignment you will be able to choose one of three case studies.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|Practical classes and workshops||
Weeks 7 and 9 are practical workshops; attendance during week 7 will result in earning a certificate in “Disability Inclusion training” from Sports Wales. Week 10 consists of Visual Impairment Awareness Training in collaboration with the North Wales Society for the Blind, Bangor.
Reading time, preparing and completing assessments, pursuing opportunities to volunteer with local disability sport clubs.
Lecture time will consist of a combination of discussion and explanation of concepts, small group discussions and activities, interaction with visiting speakers involved with rehabilitation and disability, and formative assessment feedback opportunities. This course will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminar, tutorials and workshops.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- 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.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
- 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
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- self-appraise and reflect on practice
- plan and design practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
- project manage and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
- recognise and respond to moral, ethical, sustainability and safety issues that directly pertain to the context of study including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
- develop knowledge of psychometric instruments
- accurately interpret case study data
- develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
- develop effective learning aids
Resource implications for students
Readings are available from the University library.
Fitzgerald, H. (2012) Inclusive Coaching: Disability. Leeds: sports coach UK.
Barnes, M. P. (2005). Oxford handbook of rehabilitation medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 1, "Concepts of Rehabilitation", gives an overview of the disability and rehabilitation models. Other chapters may be helpful as well.
Additional reading will be provided on Blackboard.
Additional Learning Resources and Information All module material will be available to view through Blackboard on the following link:
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- CB69: BSC Sport, Health & Exercise Sci. year 3 (BSC/SHES)
- CB70: BSc Sport, Health & Exercise Science with International Exp year 4 (BSC/SHSIE)
- C608: MSci Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences year 3 (MSCI/SHS)
Optional in courses:
- R2C6: BA German and Sports Science year 4 (BA/GSPS)
- CR6H: BA Italian/Sports Science year 4 (BA/ITSSC)
- CR61: BA Sports Science/French year 4 (BA/SPSFR)
- CR62: BA Sports Science/German year 4 (BA/SPSG)
- CR6K: BA Spanish/Sports Science year 4 (BA/SPSSC)
- CQ65: BA Cymraeg/Sports Science year 3 (BA/SPSW)
- C611: BSc Adventure Sport Science year 3 (BSC/ASS)
- C61N: BSc Adventure Sport Sci with Business Man (Subj to Validn) year 3 (BSC/ASSBM)
- C61P: BSc Adventure Sport Science with Placement Year year 4 (BSC/ASSP)
- C883: BSc Clinical Sports Science year 3 (BSC/CLSPS)
- C681: BSc Sport & Exercise Psychology w International Experience year 3 (BSC/SEPIE)
- C61F: BSc Sport & Exercise Science with Foundation Year year 3 (BSC/SESF)
- C680: BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology year 3 (BSC/SEXP)
- C651: BSC Sport- Health & Physical Educ year 3 (BSC/SHPE)
- C615: BSc Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) year 3 (BSC/SOAC)
- C600: BSC Sports Science year 3 (BSC/SPS)
- C603: BSc Sports Science - intercalated year 3 (BSC/SPSC)
- C60P: BSc Sport Science with Placement Year year 4 (BSC/SPSP)
- C6N1: BSc Sport Science & Business Management year 3 (BSC/SSB)
- C604: BSc Sports Science (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/SSIE)
- C6N5: BSc Sport Science & Marketing year 3 (BSC/SSM)
- CN5P: Sport Science and Marketing with Placement Year year 4 (BSC/SSMP)
- C602: BSC Sport Science (ODA) year 3 (BSC/SSOA)
- C612: MSci Adventure Sport Science year 3 (MSCI/ASS)
- C607: MSci Sport Science year 3 (MSCI/SS)
- C613: MSci Sport Science with International Experience year 4 (MSCI/SSIE)
- C609: MSci Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) year 3 (MSCI/SSOA)