Although medicine is really part of science (and it should be included with the rest STEM disciplines), its importance cannot be overestimated in contact sports. Players should have awareness and a basic understanding of various different issues that canbe encountered. In particular, lectures will cover
(a) Player medicine, such as Stress Fractures, Knee Problems, Muscle Injuries, Spine Injuries.
(b) Team care, such as Environmental Factors, Injury Prevention, Doping, Nutrition.
(c) Sports medicine, such as Concussions, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Problems, Cardiology and Cardiac Arrest, Mental Health.
None of these lectures is meant to be a medical lecture; instead, the goal is to provide an overview of the corresponding topic in relation to soccer.