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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

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

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Siobhan McArdleOffice NumberXG06
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module introduces students to the theory of sport and injury psychology and relevant psychosocial interventions. Students will also be introduced to general counseling and referral skills.

Learning Outcomes

1. Summarise and critically analyse key psychological theories and models from the area of sport and injury psychology.
2. Design an athlete-centred intervention based on a comprehensive needs analysis of the injured athlete and appropriate theory and research.
3. Demonstrate the ability to apply basic counseling and referral skills in a clinically sensitive manner.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study89No Description
Laboratory12No Description
Total Workload: 125

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

Psychological and emotional response to injury

Introduction to basic counselling skills

The use of imagery in rehabilitation

Fear of reinjury

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment60% Examination Weight40%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Ray, R. & Wiese-Bjornstal, D. M.: 1999, Counseling in Sports Medicine,
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