The course will begin by giving you an overview of the field of sport and exercise including advanced topics covering: biomechanics, exercise psychology, motor control, neuroscience, and physiology. This will include the use of advanced tools and techniques useful in interrogating data for preclinical and clinical purposes.
You’ll learn about the data analysis tools and fundamentals of bioimaging, both of which will be using data from real experimental scenarios. You’ll be taught the use of core statistical models for the analysis of different time-series datasets provided by the local researchers (EMGs, EEGs, continuous visual images, and human locomotion). These will enable you to analyse and interpret the large scale biological and biomedical data for physiological markers.
You’ll be introduced to the field of neurotechnology, pain medicine, real-time data processing for analysis of motor control, analysis of data and design of experiments to understand the underlying biological mechanisms using physical and mathematical tools.
In addition, you’ll be provided with data from the laboratories of different researchers (eg, biomechanics, exercise physiology, electromyography, and movement control) and introduced on ways to analyse data, including appropriate experimental design and statistics.
You’ll undertake an independent research project (dissertation) on an original topic in the biomedical sciences area with an appropriate focus, with an expectation that material from your dissertation would be of a quality suitable to contribute to scientific publication.
At the end of your course you’ll have:
Developed and demonstrated in-depth, specialist knowledge and understanding of techniques at the forefront of sport, exercise and rehabilitation.
Gained knowledge of the process of project management including project preparation, organisation and implementation.
Completed a research project demonstrating competent use of a range of practical research techniques applicable to your topic area.
Gained experience in experimental planning, execution and analysis, and presentation of research data including the use of appropriate statistical tests.
Developed sophisticated skills in the appropriate and selective use of electronic literature search tools such as Web of Science and Medline.
Reported scientific findings through the preparation of a dissertation and presentation.
For more details about your modules for September 2021 start, see the table below.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation MRes in the course catalogue
<p><table><tr><th>Module title</th><th>Credits</th></tr><tr><td>Advanced Data Analytics (compulsory)</td><td>15</td></tr><tr><td>Advanced Research Topics (compulsory)</td><td>30</td></tr><tr><td>Advanced Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Psychological Health, Motor Control Neuro Rehabilitation, Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation. (Choice of one optional module)</td><td>15</td></tr><tr><td>Research project (compulsory)</td><td>120</td></tr></table></p>
Learning and teaching
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.