Sports Medicine

Name: Sports Medicine
Code: DES10227M
Duration: 15 weeks/78 hours
Scientific Area: Human Kinetics

Teaching languages: Portuguese, English
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Regime de Frequência: Presencial


Promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of its influence on sports performance.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

It is intended that students:
- Meet the core competencies of the various professionals working in the field of sports medicine.
- Understand the mechanisms that underlie the various injuries and trauma that may lead to physical exercise.
- Learn various strategies available in the prevention of the occurrence of injuries.
- Collect and interpret critically relevant scientific information on the topics addressed;
- Acquire the ability to communicate ideas and scientific knowledge, in oral and written form, organized in a coherent and logical language based in the framework of the curricular unit.


1. Definition
2.1. The sports medical examination
2. Acute traumatic injuries caused in the practice of physical activity
2.1.1. Evaluation and diagnosis
2.1.2. Prevention and treatment
3. Chronic injuries of specific sports
4. Injuries caused by "over training"
5. Preventive and therapeutic role of exercise
6. First aid

Teaching Methods

The unit is organized into lectures and tutorials according to the regulation of the University of Évora. Lectures are plenary and based on the scientific method, emphasizing the search for information, the interpretation of experimental results and a critical and scientific rigor in students.

The assessment includes academic activities in classes and the search and presentation by the students of relevant scientific articles and their discussion with the teacher. Evaluation includes some type of modalities: research work, frequency, and exam.

Despite the work attendance is essential to success in the course, relevance will be also given to working at distance. This will be done primarily through the provision of resources in Moodle (lessons, various texts, PowerPoint presentations, websites, etc.). Student work will be guided by specific objectives to be achieved in different syllabus. The more practical skills will be acquired in person.

Teaching Staff