Sport Integrity Australia's 2024 Medical Practitioners Updated eLearning Course

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Sport Integrity Australia has updated the Medical Practitioners course for 2024.

In medicine there are often changes to protocols and patient needs. The updated Medical Practitioners eLearning course is designed for Sport and Exercise Physicians and other medical practitioners working with or consulting to athletes and sports in Australia.

Sports physiotherapists, sports dietitians, sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, soft tissue therapists and other athlete support personnel may also find the course useful for their professional development and for helping athletes navigate their sporting careers.

The course is designed to help understand:

  • Your role in clean sport
  • Medical practice in sport and
  • How to best support athletes

The Medical Practitioners course:

  • Explains the Australian TUE process.
  • Clarifies the in-advance and retroactive TUE categories as they apply in Australian sport.
  • Summarises the status of asthma and glucocorticoid medications.
  • Explains the regulation of, and doping risks posed by, supplements.
  • Identifies and explains the changes to the 2024 World Anti-Doping Agency List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, specific to medical practitioners’ management of athletes in Australia.

The updated Medical Practitioners course is a joint offering from Sport Integrity Australia and Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC).

It has been designed for Sport and Exercise Physicians and other medical practitioners working with or consulting to athletes and sports in Australia. Sports physiotherapists, sports dietitians, sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, soft tissue therapists and other athlete support personnel may also find the course useful in their career.

The course includes information about medical practice in sport and supporting athletes, including changes to the 2024 World Anti-Doping Agency List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process, the status of asthma and glucocorticoid medications in sport, and the doping risks posed by supplements.

The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Includes case studies and activities

Information in the updated Medical Practitioners course is featured in a variety of formats including case studies and activities.

If you have any questions about this course, or any other Sport Integrity Australia online education, get in touch with the Sport Integrity Australia Education Team at: education@sportintegrity.gov.au

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