BASEM Foundation Skills Course

The Foundation Skills Course is a three and a half day residential course aimed at providing a thorough grounding in the areas that make up Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).  The course is intended for delegates wishing to discover the breadth of subjects covered by 'Sport and Exercise Medicine'.  It would be suitable for those considering developing or extending an early interest in SEM, those involved in Sports Injury Management, but without the wider knowledge of SEM and those simply wishing to increase their general knowledge in this area of medicine.

  • Who is the Course for?

    The course is open to any Doctor.  It is also open to Allied Medical Professionals and Medical Students, provided they have background knowledge at a level suitable to benefit from this course.  This will depend on the individuals CV. 

  • Course content and programme?

    The course will cover aspects of both sports medicine and science; in health, disease and following acute and chronic injury.

    • Anatomy, pathologies and practical examinations of the foot, ankle, knee, shoulder and spine
    • Exercise physiology
    • Nutrition and Fluid Balance in Sport
    • Sport and Doping
    • Practical Rehab.

    A sample programme is available. Please note this is subject to change. 

    BASEM Foundation Skills Course Draft Programme 2017



  • What is the cost of the course?

    The costs of the 2018 BASEM Foundation Skills Course have yet to be set but the costs of the 2017 BASEM Foundation Skills course were:

    Member - Residential - £695/Member - Non Residential - £645

    Non Member - Residential - £795/Non Member - Non Residential - £745.

    Member rates are available to BASEM and ACPSEM members only.


  • When is the next Foundation Skills scheduled for?

    The BASEM Foundation Skills course takes place once a year in late spring/early summer, usually during May or June. The dates for the BASEM Foundation Skills 2018 are yet to be set. (The 2017 course took place from sunday 28th May at 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017).


  • Where is the next Foundation Skills course to be held?

    The venue for the next BASEM Foundation Skills Course has yet to be confirmed but it will most likely take place at Lilleshall National Sports Centrre, Shropshire.  The course is residential with a non residential option.

  • Who can I contact to ensure my name and contact details are on file to be notified when the next course is available for online registration?

    If you would like more information about this course or to be put on the list to be contacted about the 2018 BASEM Foundation Skills course once it has been organised then please contact Lucy Bateman, BASEM Education Manager, on 07880 940284 or





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