Anti-Doping: New e-learning course for medical professionals


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Anti-Doping: New e-learning course for medical professionals

Prof. Dr. med. Axel URHAUSEN is a member of the NADA Medicine Group, which participated to this project.

The National Anti Doping Agency of Germany, NADA, a civil law foundation by form, is the key body for clean sports in Germany.  

NADA has become the center of competence for anti-doping activities in Germany. NADA’s tasks are diverse and cover doping controls, education and prevention, medical and legal advice as well as international cooperation. Thereby, NADA Germany significantly contributes to the preservation of values in sports.

NADA tackles the problem of doping in sports, cooperatively, on the national and international level, and supports all athletes who compete clean.

A comprehensive e-learning course designed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and translated by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is available for athletes' medical personnel. It can be accessed under the title "ADEL for medical professionals" on WADA's Anti-Doping Education and Learning (ADEL) website:

The course begins by addressing ethical and moral aspects that physicians are confronted with in the care of athletes. The course then focuses on practical case studies, which are used to explain the anti-doping regulations that are important for physicians, the World Anti-Doping Code and the National Anti-Doping Code, the Prohibited List and the Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions. In addition, it will be made clear how physicians can support the athletes under their care in complying with the anti-doping regulations. To this end, the course presents the basics of doping prevention and the doping control system as well as legal aspects. Each of the four thematic modules concludes with a review of the knowledge acquired. At the end of the entire course, participants can expect a final examination. If they pass, the participants receive a corresponding certificate.