Faculty of Health

Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs


Sports, substances, effects and ethics.

Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs is a unit offered within the Associate Degree in Health and Community care. It provides an overview of drugs that are prohibited in sport, their mechanisms of action, and effects on performance. In addition, testing methods are introduced as well as an overview of ethical considerations for doping control, therapeutic use exemptions, and the administration systems currently used by athletes and other third parties. The various drug classes covered in this unit are drawn from the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List and includes anabolic agents, peptides, hormones and growth factors, beta2-agonists, metabolic modulators, stimulants, narcotics, diuretic agents, glucocorticoids and non-approved substances. Blood and gene doping, and chemical and physical manipulation are also covered.


icon-PC Online: Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs is a fully online unit, designed to provide you with a broad overview of the drugs that are prohibited in sports.


icon-PC HECS scholarships may be available: This means for eligible domestic students you will not be charged tuition fees for undertaking this unit. Students may also be eligible for a SSAF exemption. *For full terms and conditions please view the Fees and Scholarships page.


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Unit Objectives

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Identify and begin to evaluate and apply information from a range of sources to determine whether a drug product is a prohibited substance and whether it can be used in or out of competition;
  • Recognise and begin to apply the principles and practices for ethical professional interactions in the field of sports doping, including drug testing, and the supply of prohibited drugs under therapeutic use exemptions (TUE);
  • Retrieve, evaluate and apply scientific evidence to determine the type and magnitude of performance benefits and health risks associated with various prohibited drug classes.

To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. After completing Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. Students undertaking units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care are eligible for a HECS Scholarship and SSAF exemption on a maximum of two eligible units. Eligible units can be viewed here.



Location: Online

Commences:
Semester 2
17th July 2017

Applications close:
17th Jul 2017

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