Sports Electro-Therapy
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Sports Electro-Therapy Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Basic Electricity

2

Infra Red, Faradic Machines

3

Muscular System, Faradism, Wax Baths

4 High Frequency Treatments
5 Transcutaneus Nerve Stimulation
6 Ultra Sound
7   Interferential Therapy
8   Magnetic Field Therapy
9   Short Wave Diathermy
10   Lasers
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Ė Basic Electricity.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise electricity, list the safety rules and identify the doís and doníts discussed with regards to using electrical equipment on patients

 

Module 2 - Infra Red, Faradic Machines.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Differentiate between luminous and non-luminous generators, list the contra-indications to infra red treatment and discuss treatment guidelines

LO2   Summarise the therapeutic contractions and contra-indications of Faradic therapy
 

Module 3 - Muscular System, Faradism, Wax Baths.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify the different types of muscle groups and explain each in detail

LO2   Explain how Faradic Therapy works
LO3   List and explain the 4 main wax treatment methods
 

Module 4 - High Frequency Treatments.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise the types of high frequency treatments and list the precautions involved

 

Module 5 - Transcutaneus Nerve Stimulation.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how TNS works and discuss the Pain Gate Theory
 

Module 6 - Ultra Sound.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Differentiate between the two types of ultra sound machines discussed in this unit and list the treatment effects

 
Module 7 - Interferential Therapy.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify where the term interferential comes from and list some conditions that benefit from interferential therapy
 
Module 8 - Magnetic Field Therapy.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define the word magnetism and identify contra-indications involved in this type of therapy
 
Module 9 - Short Wave Diathermy.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the process involved in short wave diathermy explaining the importance of placing pads correctly
 
Module 10 - Lasers.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List and explain the different types of lasers mentioned in this unit

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