Each module is written by international experts in their respective fields, 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.
“For me, it is an opportunity to transmit my accumulated ideas and knowledge in football medicine to my colleagues around the word in a very easy and understandable framework,” says FC Barcelona team doctor Ricard Pruna.
“In Germany, we are lucky to have a well-developed sports medicine system with a considerable number of specialised centres. But this is not true in most countries of the world. I would be very happy if we could successfully transfer some useful knowledge to less privileged countries. I am confident that this online tool will be very helpful in this regard. For difficult medical cases, FIFA also offers the opportunity to make contact with and consult international specialists,” adds Prof. Tim Meyer, the team doctor of the current FIFA World Cup™ Champions Germany.
“The FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine is an outstanding resource for all health practitioners involved in the care of football players. It is unique, contemporary, comprehensive and superbly educational and should not be missed,” adds Bert Mandelbaum, team doctor of LA Galaxy and previously of USA men’s national team.
“F-MARC is proud to offer another milestone project to translate research results and evidence to optimise the care of football players at all levels of the sport and prevent some of the adverse effects of the game, such as injuries, sudden cardiac death and doping. We want to show too that the game can be used as a health-enhancing leisure activity, as proven by the Copenhagen Group under the lead of Prof. Peter Krustrup and Jens Bangsbo,” concludes Prof. Jiří Dvořák, chairman of F-MARC and FIFA Chief Medical Officer.
For further information, please check the diploma webpage.