More doctors to be trained in sports medicine

Graduate diploma course to focus on age-related injuries amid greying society

The VO2 Max test - which assesses the maximum rate of oxygen consumed during exercise of increasing intensity - measuring the lung capacity of a runner, who is pointing out his perceived level of effort on a chart. Prof Lim testing for carotid-femora
Prof Lim testing for carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, which is a non-invasive measure of arterial stiffness. The stiffer the artery wall, the harder the heart has to work to ensure the person's normal blood circulation level is maintained. PHOTOS: NTU

As the population ages and more people turn to exercise, Singapore finds itself lacking in expertise in the area of sports medicine services.

To meet the growing demand, more physicians, including general practitioners, will be trained in sports and age-related injuries under a new Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2018, with the headline 'More doctors to be trained in sports medicine'. Print Edition | Subscribe