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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Psychology of Injury
Module Code SS217
School School of Health & Human Performance

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Siobhan McArdleOffice NumberXG06
Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes:
• Understands the psychological and emotional responses (motivation, anxiety, apprehension) to trauma and forced physical inactivity as they relate to the rehabilitation and reconditioning process
• Demonstrates an ability to employ the basic principles of counselling
• Demonstrates an ability to employ relaxation, visualization and motivational techniques during rehabilitation and reconditioning
• Demonstrates an understanding of the signs and symptoms of common disordered eating, and emotional disorders (i.e. depression) and is able to describe the appropriate referral process

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 18
Tutorials 18
Independent Learning Time 39

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus:
Psychological and Emotional Response to Injury
Fear of Reinjury
The Use of Imagery in Rehabilitation
Understanding Factors that Influence Rehab Adherence

Core Transferable Skills:
• Written and oral Communication skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Analytical skills
• Counselling skills

Continuous Assessment60% Examination Weight40%
Indicative Reading List
Indicative Reading List:
• Ray, R. & Wiese-Bjornstal, D.M. (1999). Counselling in Sports Medicine
• Pargman, D. (1999). Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries.  Second Edition. Morgantown, WV:  Fitness Information Technology.
• Turk, D. & Gatchel, R.J. (2002).  Psychological approaches to PAIN Management:  A practitioner’s handbook
• Burnard, P. (1994). Counselling Skills for Health Professionals.  Second Edition.  Cheltenham:  Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd.
• Culley, S. & Bond, T. (2004).  Integrative Counselling skills in action.  Second Edition.  London:  Sage Publications Ltd.
Programme or List of Programmes
ATTBSc Athletic Therapy and Training