Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowing when the administration of physical activity is necessary and when it is to be avoided, in each clinical, functional, and social conditions. Being able to play an active and well informed role in the fight against doping.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology.
Course contents summary
Providing essential expertise for understand the mechanisms by which exercise plays a pivital role in promoting health and how it represents an instrument of great effectiveness in the prevention (primary and tertiary) and treatment of major chronic degenerative diseases. Contextualize the phenomenon of doping in terms of protecting the health of athletes.
At the end of the course the student:
must know the history of doping, the list of prohibited substances, the national legislation and international law, penalties, control procedures, the quality standards of accredited laboratories, the expected effects and adverse effects in the short and long-term of the drugs used, the analytical techniques used in doping control, the variables that affect the reliability of the results. It must also be able to set the phenomenon of doping and other related issues in the current socio-cultural context.
Must know the favorable and the negative effects of exercise in both healthy subjects and in major chronic degenerative diseases (cardiovascular diseases, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, cancer, aging); changes in anatomical and functional effects of physical activity.
Must know the main contraindications to competitive sport.
Must possess the general concepts on the principles of nutrition, hydration and integration in the sport and the effects of work in adverse environmental conditions.
Must know which activities (type, intensity, duration and frequency) is recommended in the each clinical situations (sports therapy) and must be able to administer it in an appropriate way.
P. Zeppilli, V. Palmieri. Manuale di Medicina dello Sport e Pronto Soccorso. Ed. CESI.
Protocolli cardiologici per il giudizio di idoneità allo sport agonistico. Ed. CESI
D.R. Mottram: Farmaci e Sport. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
C. Macchi, R. Molino Lova, F. Cecchi. Attività motoria, fitness e salute nell'adulto e nell'anziano. NME e SEE Ed. Firenze 2007.
Assessment methods and criteria