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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 1- What is doping ?

The first module explores the identification and the definition of doping. It offers a critical approach inspired by social science methods, so as to understand doping as a social norm that shapes performance producing. We will take a look at definitions of doping throughout history as well as the legal definition that is used today, the one put into place by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)....
Reading
7 videos (Total 54 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Introduction to Module 12m
1- Defining doping6m
2- Substance use ordinary practice11m
3- The emergence of norms8m
4- Stabilising legal norms13m
Conclusion of module 11m
Reading10 readings
Syllabus10m
Discussion Forums guidelines5m
Meet and greet forum instructions5m
Facebook group Doping: Sports, Organisation and sciences5m
Teaching staff5m
Field experts5m
Development team5m
Module 1 Learning Outcomes5m
Suggested discussion30m
References5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quizm
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 2- Why do athletes give in to doping?

By going beyond a binary vision that opposes those who cheat and those who don’t, Module 2 will help you understand what might lead ordinary individuals into substance-use. The analysis of the process that lead to doping will be approached through the social and psycho-social factors behind doping, as well as the role of culture and of sports organisations will be raised. This module includes an interview with Denis Hauw, sports psychology expert and Associate Professor at the Institute of Sport Studies at the University of Lausanne....
Reading
9 videos (Total 109 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
1- Why do athletes give in to doping ?10m
2- Becoming a bodybuilder and using prohibited substances14m
3- Bodybuilder's attitude towards risk11m
4- The socialisation of cyclists and pharmacologies9m
5- Cyclists' careers and doping12m
6- The emergence of norms that define doping- Part I24m
7- The emergence of norms that define doping- Part II20m
Conclusion of Module 21m
Reading3 readings
Module 2 Learning Outcomes5m
Suggested discussion30m
References5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quizm
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3 - Organizations and doping: prevention and repression

Module 3 will help you understand the role of sports organisations in the fight against doping through two examples: the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This module will also explore the role of organisations in charge of fighting against doping, by presenting two major actors: the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) whose activities are also linked to doping. These organisations will be presented through four interviews with: Frédéric Donzé, the director of the European branch of the WADA ; Marc Vouillamoz, Head of UEFA's antidoping unit ; Matthieu Reeb, the Secretary general of the CAS; Olivier Aubel, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Sport Studies the the University of Lausanne, who will present the new measures put into place by the UCI to prevent doping in cycling....
Reading
6 videos (Total 96 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
1-The role of the World Anti-Doping Agency25m
2-The UEFA's doping policies16m
3- The role of the CAS17m
4- Doping prevention policies in cycling27m
Conclusion of Module 33m
Reading4 readings
Module 3 Learning Outcomes5m
Suggested discussion30m
References5m
Additional documents on Wada and anti-doping agencies5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz24m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 4 - Bioanalytical and forensic approaches to doping

Module four presents bioanalytical and forensic substance detection and analysis methods. It is made up of 4 interviews carried out with doping experts from the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analysis (LAD) in Lausanne (Switzerland), that will explain: - how bioanalyses are carried out (Norbert Baume, head scientist at the LAD); - how the biological passport works (Neil Robinson, head scientist at the LAD); - forensic approaches to doping (François Marclay, research scientist at the LAD); - atypical analysis results and the evolution of the future of the fight against doping (Martial Saugy, director of the LAD)....
Reading
8 videos (Total 115 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
1- How accredited laboratories work and how bioanalyses are carried out21m
2- The biological passport and longitudinal approaches23m
3-ADAMS -Web-base database management system4m
4- The forensic approach to doping21m
5- Atypical analysis results and the future of the fight against doping31m
Conclusion of Module 41m
General Conclusion7m
Reading4 readings
Module 4 Learning Outcomes5m
Suggested discussion5m
References5m
Final Assignment instructions10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quizm
Final Assignmentm
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Top Reviews

By IGNov 3rd 2017

Doping explained from a different view point, through its history and the `why`, informing about behaviour. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Thank you very much.

By JLMay 11th 2018

I loved this course. It fed my existing knowledge on doping in sport and has since influenced my behaviour as a coach.

Instructor

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Fabien Ohl

Professor of Sociology of Sports / Professeur en Sociologie du Sport
Faculté des Sciences Sociales et Politiques (SSP)

About University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne is a Swiss state university founded in 1537. It is focused on Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sport Sciences. UNIL is a research-intensive university which encourages interdisciplinarity. It is also renowned for its innovative teaching methods....

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