New Master of Research Sports Programme
The University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) and the School of Medicine are pleased to announce a new and exciting Sports Biomechanics & Rehabilitation MRes programme launching in September 2021.
Sports Biomechanics looks to optimise human performance, reduce injury risk, and contribute to the rehabilitation and clinical management of athletes and clients. Students will gain comprehensive, critical knowledge and understanding of both classical theory and models as well as selected specialised and current issues relevant to biomechanics and rehabilitation within human movement analysis, sport, exercise, health, and the clinical environment.
Students will have the flexibility of specialising in the area they are most passionate about whilst having the opportunity to develop expertise in the practical use of state-of-the-art biomechanics equipment related to human movement and performance, as well as associated software platforms for measurement, analysis, and modelling of data. Students will benefit from a wide range of teaching, learning, and assessment modes with emphasis placed on practical skills and the use of technology.
The programme also has close relationships with local and national clinical and sports institutions such as the University of Dundee Institute of Sport and Exercise, NHS Tayside, professional sports clubs, and sportscotland - Scotland's national agency for sport.
Dr Andrew J. Murphy, Programme Lead and Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation, highlighted:
“This is an exciting opportunity for individuals with an interest in human movement biomechanics, sport and exercise, physical pre- and rehabilitation and other related areas to join a multi-disciplinary team of expert staff within a department which benefits from a wide variety of state-of-the-art biomechanics technology, and excellent professional relationships with local sporting and clinical partners. The MRes programme gives students the opportunity to take meaningful and valuable ownership of their own studies and work with staff to shape the focus of large elements of their activity and offers high quality postgraduate training in the methods and practice of research and transferable skills.