The PNGOC has organised a training series for its sports science and medical staff ©PNGOC/Facebook

Members of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) team has taken part in the first week of a PNGOC Sport Science Medical Masterclass series.

The training, which was made possible by the Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea, is expected to run for another week and is designed to improve the organisation’s sport science and sports medicine practitioners.

The first week saw a three-day medical workshop take centre stage.

Physiotherapist Matthew Natusch led a refresher on delivering strapping, identifying and diagnosing injuries as well as codes of conduct on regarding dealing with athletes on the second day.

The first week involved a three-day medical workshop ©PNGOC/Facebook
The first week involved a three-day medical workshop ©PNGOC/Facebook

Participants on the final day were taken through reviewing first aid responses, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, spinal and concussion management.

The second week is set to see strength and conditioning become the focus.

Guests form the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association is expected to make an appearance.