UEFA Football Doctor Education Programme (UEFA FDEP)

The UEFA FDEP is the leading education programme for medical professionals working in national associations who want to develop their skills and knowledge to provide better protection for players.

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Type of learning:

E-learning Face-to-Face

Estimated hours of learning:

60

Skills trained

Soft skills Hard skills

Programme overview

The UEFA Football Doctor Education Programme (FDEP) is a three-part programme teaching doctors from all 55 UEFA’s member associations the key skills of the modern football doctor. The programme adopts a blended learning approach, marrying face-to-face workshops where doctors learn and practise techniques with an online e-learning support platform containing instructional videos, tests of participants’ knowledge and process guidelines for doctors to refer to at any time. The first workshop covers various topics on trauma and emergency treatment of players on the pitch. The second reviews the diagnosis and treatment of football specific injuries. The third has a broader variety of topics in relation to player protection, including modules such as nutrition, psychology and rehabilitation.

Roadmap

1

Trauma & medical emergencies

Every two years; dates and location TBC for 2020/2021

This workshop takes place every two years. The dates and place for the next edition (season 2020/21) are not confirmed yet.

The workshop will include the following modules:

  • Cardiac Arrest and Choking
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergencies
  • Head injuries
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2

Injury diagnosis & treatment

Every four years; 16-20 September 2019, location TBC

The workshop will include the following modules:

  • Overview of Football Injuries
  • Managing Injuries in Competitive Situations: The Laws of the Game
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Groin Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Overuse Injuries
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3

Protecting the player

Every four years; dates and location TBC for 2021/22

The workshop will include the following modules:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation in Football Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Football Nutrition
  • Fatigue and Recovery in Football
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Anti-Doping
  • Match and Tournament Preparation
  • Pre-competition and Pre-Transfer Medical Screening
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Takeaways

After completing the UEFA FDEP, participants will:

  • have a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge of the requirements of the modern football doctor;
  • benefit from an expanded network of medical professionals in national associations;
  • be awarded CPD credit (subject to successful completion of workshop 1);
  • receive an accreditation in order to cascade the programme in their own country (if successfully passed the final exam of the workshop).

FAQ

Who

Doctors nominated by their football national association and capable of running and teaching the workshops at national level upon completion of the workshop

When

One workshop per year (workshop 1 held every other year, workshops 2 and 3 are each held every four years)

How Long

2.5 days per workshop

Where

Across Europe

Price

Covered by UEFA

Number of participants

55 (one per national association)

Academic certification

Continuing professional development (CPD) during workshop 1

Language

English

Applications

Applications open in 2020; National associations only

Quick view

Type of learning:

E-learning Face-to-Face

Estimated hours of learning:

60

Skills trained

Soft skills Hard skills

Testimonials

UEFA Encyclopedia of Football Medicine

The course manual of each workshop has been published in the UEFA Encyclopaedia of Football Medicine, which can be purchased from www.thieme.com or www.amazon.com

Our partners

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow