Medicine in Sport

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medicine in Sport

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Pre-Medicine, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Aims: This module aims to introduce the student to 1.common medical conditions among athletes 2.drugs use and abuse among athletes 3.doping rules, substances and practices

    Learning Outcomes
    1. List and describe common illnesses in athletes
    2. Plan vaccinations before travelling abroad
    3. Recognise illnessess as factors limiting sport performance
    4. Refer athletes to specialised doctors/clinics
    5. Differentiate between systemic and musculoskeletal pain
    6. List and describe common doping practices and explain their role as performance enhancers

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.