Module Overview

Epidemiology of Injury

The aims of this module are; To provide the student with an introduction to the incidene, distribution patterns and possible control of injury in specific populations. This will include screening, prehabilitation and rehabilitation for selected musculoskeltal injuries. Evidence based modalities used in an applied sport and exercise environment will be examined. Students will be provided with an opportunity to observe and experience a range of practices used in the applied setting and gain insight into their preventative and curative role in individual health. This will be achieved by direct learning through lectures, demonstrations and workshops facilitated by qualified insured practitioners in the specific fields, supplemented by individual and group assignments, both oral and written.

Module Code

THPY H3001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Classification of Injury:

Incidence and Severity; Aetiology and Mechanism of Injury; Anatomical Distribution of Injuries; Traumatic Injuries; Overuse Injuries.

Epidemiology of Injury

Evidence-Based Research; incidence, distribution; Ethical Considerations in Sports Medicine Research; Weakness and Strengths in Sport Injury Epidemiological Research methods.

Sports Injury Prevention:

Sreening modalities; Risk Profiling; Regulatory and Environmental considerations; Sport and Personal Protective Equipment; Physical Conditioning and Technique; Training Load and Injury Surveillance.


Post activation potentiation effects; Learning effects in functional movement; Evidence based warm up; Tissue specific modalities; Programme design; Considerations for Progressions


Field based and clinical screening methodology; Primary data collection; Qualitative and quantitative protocols; Sensitivity and specificity of selected movement screens; Data enahanced practice.

Formal lectures and workshops, case studies, video presentations, digital learning devices, self directed learning, 

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40