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The Modern Athlete (MEDI90092)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90092
Availability
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces sports medicine theory and practice, and explores the multi-faceted approach to managing the Modern Athlete. Relevant professional and sports medicine governance frameworks are consulted in a student-led evaluation of their own professional role and responsibilities in their current and potential practice contexts. There is opportunity to appraise self-knowledge and construct an individual learning plan to extend theory and practice in the context of managing the modern athlete. (This includes revising, applying or extending scientific knowledge and practice experience). Health advocacy in Sport and Exercise Medicine settings are appraised.

The subject utilises a case-based approach to Modern Athlete-Centred Management. Case scenarios facilitate exploration of athletes’ needs management options in different contexts. This includes consideration of special / defined populations, and challenges typical to the sports medicine environment that shape the clinical management plan. Embedded in the approach to managing the modern athlete is self-awareness of cognitive processes such as reasoning, decision-making, problem solving, goal setting; and the influence of evidence, innovation and ethics.

Finally, experts’ insights and students’ shared examples of managing the modern athletes in specific scenarios will be integrated into understanding of the needs of the modern athlete. This provides context for comparing, contrasting, reflecting upon and extending both Modern Athlete-centred interdisciplinary management, and one’s own development as a professional working in a sporting context.

Intended learning outcomes

The curriculum is designed around three elements that provide integration throughout the program.

These elements are:

Sports Medicine Theory & Practice:

  • Deconstruct the constitution of "The Modern Athlete" and critically evaluate interdisciplinary athlete-centred management of athletes of all ages and abilities in different sporting contexts
  • As a member of the Sports Medicine team, scrutinise and evaluate own Professional responsibilities in light of qualifications, competencies and standards frameworks, and context of practice
  • Critically examine ethical constitutions, boundaries and challenges in managing athletes in specific contexts
  • Critically appraise self- knowledge and construct an individual learning plan to extending theory & practice in the context of managing the modern athlete

Clinical Practice in Context:

  • Negotiate defensible athlete-centred goals, Sports Medicine decisions and creative solutions according to the environment, context and athlete needs
  • Promote safe, professional and ethical sporting practices, emphasising fair play, duty of care and relevant 'Codes of Conduct on Doping'

Evidence & Innovation:

  • Critically review contemporary evidence relevant to athlete management
  • Critically reflect on the implications of evidence, innovation, media & technology on athlete management

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

A knowledge of sports and exercise science, clinical health practice, public health, or some combination of these would be an asset, but are not essential

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

DescriptionTimingPercentage

Life-long Learning & Professional Development – Reflective Analysis Report

  • 1000 words
Week 420%

Contribution to online discussions

  • 1000 words
Throughout the semester10%

Modern Athlete Case Study

  • 2500 words
Week 950%

Promotion of Safe, Active Participation - Education Evidence Poster

  • 500 words
Week 720%

Dates & times

  • Term 1 - Online
    Principal coordinatorSonya Jean Moore
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hoursApproximately 32 hours (8 weeks x 4 hrs). This is a fully online subject that is delivered over 8 weeks with a combination of guided and independent learning. There will be a mix of didactic instruction (videos and texts) and facilitated synchronous (3 x 1 hr webinars) and asynchronous activity (weekly discussion board tasks), which will equate to approximately 4 hours per week.
    Total time commitment140 hours
    Pre teaching start date28 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsThere is a one week pre-teaching period during which students can choose to: View a video presentation of an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and student participation expectations Engage with discussion board to meet their tutors and colleagues enrolled in the program Become familiar with the library by completing a small task that requires navigation of library resources and Complete one online task, which will familiarise them with online learning requirements. This task can involve a quick quiz, reading a newspaper piece on a contemporary debate or reading a seminar paper on the subject. These activities serve to familiarise the students with the online learning environment and prepare the students for commencing their learning fully informed about the requirements of the subject.
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 31 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date29 January 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 March 2019
    Assessment period ends 7 April 2019

    Term 1 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
  • Term 3 - Online
    Principal coordinatorSonya Jean Moore
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hoursApproximately 32 hours (8 weeks x 4 hrs). This is a fully online subject that is delivered over 8 weeks with a combination of guided and independent learning. There will be a mix of didactic instruction (videos and texts) and facilitated synchronous (3 x 1 hr webinars) and asynchronous activity (weekly discussion board tasks), which will equate to approximately 4 hours per week.
    Total time commitment140 hours
    Pre teaching start date15 July 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsThere is a one week pre-teaching period during which students can choose to: - View a video presentation of an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and student participation expectations - Engage with discussion board to meet their tutors and colleagues enrolled in the program - Become familiar with the library by completing a small task that requires navigation of library resources and - Complete one online task, which will familiarise them with online learning requirements. This task can involve a quick quiz, reading a newspaper piece on a contemporary debate or reading a seminar paper on the subject. These activities serve to familiarise the students with the online learning environment and prepare the students for commencing their learning fully informed about the requirements of the subject.
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 15 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 July 2019
    Census date 9 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail30 August 2019
    Assessment period ends22 September 2019

    Term 3 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

Time commitment details

Approximately 140 hours, (9 weeks x 12 hrs + 32 contact hrs). The final assessment task will be submitted at the end of week 9. Students will be expected to complete independent learning activity equivalent to approximately 12 hours a week over the 9 weeks.

Additional delivery details

There is a one week pre-teaching period during which students can choose to:

  1. View a video presentation of an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and student participation expectations
  2. Engage with discussion board to meet their tutors and colleagues enrolled in the program
  3. Become familiar with the library by completing a small task that requires navigation of library resources and
  4. Complete one online task, which will familiarise them with online learning requirements. This task can involve a quick quiz, reading a newspaper piece on a contemporary debate or reading a seminar paper on the subject.

These activities serve to familiarise the students with the online learning environment and prepare the students for commencing their learning fully informed about the requirements of the subject.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 9 October 2019