Pathology of sports

ledph2136  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Pathology of sports
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
Etiology of common sports injuries: the technopathy concept Basic principles in sports injury prevention Common sports injuries: overuse injuries, accidents Psychological issues in competitive sports Basics about the pre-participation physical examination: why, how, when? Essentials in sports injuries treatment: the relative rest concept and progressive return to competition Some ethical issues in competitive sport: doping, high-level competition in the child

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course the student will understand and be aware of the main sport injuries mechanisms. He will be able to identify the development of most common sports injuries and to orient the injured athlete towards appropriate medical care. He will have basic knowledge about prevention and treatment of common sports injuries.
At the end of this learning activity, students will have the understanding and knowledge of the main mechanisms at the origin of diseases and injuries of athletes. The student will be able to identify the major diseases occurring in relation to sport and to guide the athlete to an appropiate support in relation to the nature and severity of the illness or injury. The student will have basic knowledge about the most frequent sports injuries and the action to be taken in the prevention and treatment of these injuries. Main themes: Aetiopathogenesis of diseases and injuries of athletes: the concept of technopathie. Prevention of sports injuries:  basic principles. Difference between acute sports injuries and  overload injuries. Psychological aspects of sport. Athletic ability. Major treatment principles: concepts of rest and gradual return to sport. Ethical issues in competitive high level sport participation and elite sport in children.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

written examination 
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Motor Skills: General

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education