This CAS in anti-doping is intended for professionals who wish to gain comprehensive knowledge and competence of the diverse aspects of doping and anti-doping in sport. The course is open to practitioners from any discipline related to anti-doping sciences and operations boasting a University degree (at least BSc) or any equivalent degree of a higher education academic or professional program.
The aim of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is to give the opportunity to the participants to understand how sports organizations do tackle the current challenges of doping and of the fight against doping.
The program provides organizational, scientific, ethic, sociological and legal insight into the field of doping and anti-doping. It will describe how it operates on a national and international level.
An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to regional, national or sport’s specific issues, but covers all the issues that sport’s organizations, and more generally professionals involved in top-level sport must face regarding the doping and integrity issues. The course requires participating to two compulsory two-weeks modules. It represents 128 h of lectures and approx. 225 h of personal work (module and examination preparation).
Cursus and certification
The cursus of the Certificate of Advanced Studies implies the participation to four 1-week modules over two blocks of two weeks in March 2019 and 2020 respectively. Participants must complete either graded examinations, presentations or written paper to validate each module. The Faculty of Social and Political sciences of the UNIL awards successful graduates of the program with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Anti-Doping for Sport (12 ECTS credits).
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Module 1: General Organization of antidoping
The World anti-doping code and the international standards
The main actors of the fight against doping
The future challenges for the sport movement
Historical and sociological perspective
Module 2: Science and biology for anti-doping
Prohibited substances and physiology
Doping: health issues and trends
Tests and analyses
Detection of doping substances
The athlete biological passport (ABP)
Performance & confounding factors
Module 3: Testing and investigations
Planning and targeting (RTP and TDP)
Sports specific analyses (TDSSA)
Forensics for anti-doping
Module 4: Legal framework for anti-doping
Legislation for anti-doping – the Code
Good practice for operations in anti-doping
Inhouse arbitration in sports federation
Sanctioning – CAS arbitration
Prof. Martial Saugy and Dr. Raphael Faiss from the center of research and expertise in anti-doping sciences (REDs) will develop, coordinate and tutor the education program. The proposed program will propose most renowned experts in the field of anti-doping sciences, from laboratory directors to arbitration lawyers. In the very fast evolving scientific field. The strategic but independent position of the REDs in Lausanne warrants participation of representative of all major actors in the fight against doping for a unique certification course
All instructors will be confirmed mid-October.
Experts and specialists from well-established institutions and participants study and discuss case scenarios involving the latest scientific evidence. Theoretical material will be reinforced by formative and evaluative casework exercises to offer a comprehensive and longitudinal learning approach.
Center of research and Expertise in antiDoping sciences (REDs)
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne
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