DCU Home | Our Courses | Loop | Registry | Library | Search DCU

Module Specifications..

Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Injuries 3
Module Code SS337
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Enda Whyte
Semester 2: Enda Whyte
Autumn: Enda Whyte
Module TeachersEnda Whyte
Kate Sheridan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module will prepare the student to assess and manage injuries to the head and face, and hip and groin regions. Students will also learn principles and practical skills of taping and strapping.

Learning Outcomes

1. Clinical evaluation of injuries to the head (including concussion and other brain injuries), and hip and groin areas
2. Design and implement a plan of care for injuries to the head (including but not limited to concussion), and hip and groin
3. Demonstrate strapping and taping techniques and introduction to foot orthotics

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36face to face lecture on topics covered augmented with online resources
Independent Study152Revision and exploration of theory, revision of practical skills
Assignment Completion26review of literature and generation of assignment
Laboratory36Practical skills demonstration, practice and feedback.
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Concussion and head injuries
A comprehensive (and ongoing) examination of head injuries, including but not limited to concussion. This evaluation will include, but is not limited to the following; neurocognitive evaluation, assessment of the vestibular and vision systems, cervical spine involvement, mental health status, sleep assessment, exertional testing, nutritional status, and clinical interview and referral to the appropriate medical provider when indicated.

Clinical assessment of the face, head, hip and groin
Field and clinical based assessment

Management techniques
Prevention and management of injuries to head, face, groin and hip

Taping and strapping and introduction to foot orthotic techniques
Taping techniques for the lower limb, upper limb and trunk, and introduction to foot orthotics.

Principles of rehabilitation
Introduction to general principles of rehabilitation and the development of individualised rehabilitation programmes as a member of the multidisciplinary team

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
In Class TestSpecial test and taping exam15%n/a
Loop ExamMultiple choice questions25%n/a
Practical/skills evaluationAssessment and development of management plan for injuries covered30%n/a
AssignmentWritten assignment investigating the pathophysiology, assessment and management of injuries covered.30%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Chad Starkey, Sara D Brown: 0, Examination of Orthopedic & Athletic Injuries, 4, F.A. Davis, 0803645031
  • Perrin: 0, Athletic Taping and Bracing, 3rd Edition, Human Kinetics, 1450431992
  • Bruckner and Khan: 0, Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, Fifth Edition, 5th,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
ATTBSc Athletic Therapy and Training

My DCU | Loop | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement