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Academic modules are designed to give the Registrar an advanced understanding of the concepts and principles relating to each subject area. The academic understanding gained in the study of these areas allows clinical reasoning and decisions to be based on sound scientific and evidence based premises.

The academic modules also encourage the appropriate use of resources and resource personnel, and the Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physician's ability to produce critique and interpret research material.

It is a requirement of the training program from 2016 that new Registrars complete all academic modules internally through the college.

Registrars are required to complete a minimum of one module per training year. The following are to be completed prior to sitting the Part 2 examination.

Research Methods

The Research Methodology module provides a comprehensive review of aspects of research and evidence based medicine for Sport and Exercise Physicians and Sport and Exercise Physician Registrars, to assist with developing research project concepts, performing research and interpreting the results of research. The module covers the topic areas of Epidemiology including study types and bias, Biostatistics, Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews and Aspects of Evidence Based Medicine and Critical Appraisal.

Sports Nutrition

The course is divided into two parts. This module aims to equip Sport and Exercise Physicians’ with knowledge and understanding of key elements of sports nutrition theory and practice. The module provides a broad coverage of key areas of sports nutrition, with a focus on working collaboratively with Accredited Sports Dieticians. Note this course does not qualify physicians to be sports dieticians or offer nutrition counselling, but rather aims to foster an understanding of the role of nutrition with a sport science multi-disciplinary team.

Sports Psychology

The Sport Psychology Module provides a comprehensive understanding of the role of a sports psychologist, and the information required to effectively manage the key psychological issues in sport. The module explores the management of mental health and common psychological issues for athletes, and outlines the scope of mental skills training for performance. Information and resources are provided to assist Sport and Exercise Physicians enhance their expertise in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Biomechanics

The Sports Biomechanics module utilises a cross-section of journal articles on sport and clinical biomechanics to illustrate key mechanical principles that can be applied to the Sport and Exercise Physicians’ practice. In addition to the readings and associated commentary, pre-recorded audio-visual presentations supplement these learnings with tutorials on bike setup, running technique and the fundamental biomechanical method of inverse dynamics. Combined, the resources and learning road map provided aim to enhance the physicians understanding of biomechanics applied to many of the most commonly played sports in Australia.

Sports Pharmacology

This academic module covers a wide range of important components, commencing with the general principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and leading in to 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, the substances involved, pharmacology of the commonly used substances, side effects and testing procedures. The module is well supported by peer reviewed literature and there are formative assessment opportunities throughout.  


Management of SporTing Trauma Course (most)

It is mandatory for Registrars to complete a Course in the Management of Sports Trauma. Refer Curriculum Section 4, Domain 4.1, Emergency and Acute Trauma in Sport and Exercise Medicine.  

The College convenes a MOST Course annually. Please contact ACSEP National Office for further details.

Registrars who have completed a MOST Course or accredited equivalent EMST course, prior to commencing the ACSEP Training Program, are eligible to apply for retrospective approval. The course must have been completed, within two years of commencing the ACSEP Training Program. 


If you are interested in applying to join the ACSEP Training Program we strongly encourage commencing our ACSEP Academic Modules.

To purchase and enrol in any of these modules please complete the following form and return to National Office. The cost of each module is $1800.

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