Sports Pharmacology

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This module provides a broad exposure to sports pharmacology, commencing with the general principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and leading into the relevant pharmacological considerations of commonly used medications in athletes and recreational exercisers. It specifically explores the effect the medication may have on sporting performance, and the effect exercise may have on the efficacy and side effects of the medication. Part three of the module covers doping in sport, including the substances involved, pharmacology of the commonly used substances, their side effects and anti-doping testing procedures. The module is well supported by peer-reviewed literature and there are formative assessment opportunities throughout.

A certificate will be issued after successful completion of the assessment.

Written by: Prof. Andrew McLachlan, Dr Ross Cairns, Dr Scott Burne, Dr Diana Robinson

Release date: 11 December 2017