MEDICAL SCIENCE IN SPORTS

MEDICAL SCIENCE IN SPORTS

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Code
67108
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
10 credits during the 3nd year of 8744 Movement, Sport and Health Sciences (L-22) SAVONA
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Movement, Sport and Health Sciences)
Prerequisites

OVERVIEW

Intense sport training produces physiological modifications that may aggravare preexisting pathologies.Trainers should be able to recognize any sign of traumatic injuries  or endocrine, metabolic and respiratory dysfunctions.Furthermore they should be aware of beneficial of sport-linked pharmacological therapies and the toxicity of their abuse.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of sport-integrated medical sciences is aimed to prepare athletic trainers and motor rehabilitation personnel. To this purpose, teaching of endocrinonogy, sport medicine, respiratory tract diseases and pharmacology offer a comprehensive view on how physical activity should be adjusted on individual physiopathologic caracteristics focusing also on individual predisposition to develop sport-related pathologies. Students will also be teached on the importance to recognize properly pharmacologic therapies that, although required to follow training or rehab path, could induce disease by themselves, if misused.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The course of Sport-Integrated Medical Sciences aims to teach atletic trainers and physical rehabilitation personnel  to qualitatively and quantitatively adjust training demand (muscolar, osteo-articular, aerobic and metabolic), according with athletes or patients status of health. To this purpose, students will be prepared to learn physiology of endocrine system, the most frequent phenomena of its alteration and how they negatively reflect on metabolism and endurance. They will learn to recognize symptoms, causes and consequences of traumatic injuries that sportsmen could face to, the diseases affecting the respiratory tract and therapeutic properties, side effects and abuse consequences of sport-related pharmacological therapies. Learning outcomes for each teaching that compose the course will be further detailed into the specific sections.

Teaching methods

Theaching of all sections is to be followed as frontal lessons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Section of endocrinology: Endocrine system physiopathology and its interaction with sportive and rehabillitative activity. Section of sport medicine: Sport-related traumatology, emergency and BLS procedures, methabolic pathologies and sport. Section of respiratory tract diseases: Spirometric parameters, restrictive and obstructive conditions of respiratory tract, asthma, exercize-induced asthma, BPCO. Section of pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic, therapy of inflammation and pain, therapy of respiratory tract diseases, drug abuse in sport doping.

More detailed programs are reported in the specific sections.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The texts, recommended to integrate the subjects are detailed into specific sections 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students may want to contact Prof, Thellung at the following: Viale Benedetto XV, 2 ground floor Phone 010 3538884, cell 3291484399 email stefano.thellung@unige.it

Exam Board

MANLIO MILANESE

DIEGO FERONE

FULVIO ALBE'

STEFANO THELLUNG DE COURTELARY

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Theaching of all sections is to be followed as frontal lessons.

LESSONS START

Lessons of all 4 sections stary in March

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is composed by single-answer quiz (15 for each teaching). The final score is the avarage of each teaching. To pass the exam, students must overcome the score of 18 points on 30 for each teaching

Assessment methods

Each teaching may insert growing difficulty among the 15 questions. Most of them want to evaluate student's capability to integrate different aspects of sport-related pathologies, such as causes, interaction with physical activity and pharmacologic therapy.