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FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine

FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine
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As part of our efforts to educate and raise awareness, we launched the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine in September 2016 with the aim of making football medicine accessible to all. The free online course has 42 modules and quizzes and is designed to help clinicians learn how to diagnose and manage common football-related injuries and illnesses. The initiative has triggered global interest, attracting users from almost every corner of the world. Each module is written by top international experts in sports medicine, sharing written content, podcasts and video examinations as well as providing links to journal articles and other resources. High-profile players also share their experiences of injury and what they learned through their recovery. The course covers a comprehensive list of football medicine topics, ranging from injury prevention to nutrition and mental health, and from the pre-competition medical assessment to the handling of specific injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.