Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will have to learn the preventive and therapeutic effect of physical exercise in different types of diseases, and be confident with the modality of prescription in different clinical situations.
Knowledge of physiopathology, semeiotics and clinical methodology.
Course contents summary
Sports medicine: an overview with particular focus on the therapeutic role of physical exercise.
-Physical exercise as prevention and therapy of the main clinical syndromes in internal medicine. The physical exercise prescription in internal medicine. Overview of the "lifestyle" concept and interventions to promote its modification.
Sports medicine: general overview.
Exercise as therapy and prevention. Effects of exercise and training on the main organs and systems. Inactivity and its effects on health.
The “lifestyle” concept. Interventions aimed at modifying lifestyle.
Cardiovascular disease: exercise as prevention and treatment. Overview on the problem of certification of fitness for sport in patients with heart diseases.
Sport-therapy prescription in internal medicine, with particular focus on the main chronic diseases: hypertension, diabetes (type 1 and 2), dyslipidemia, obesity, metabolic syndrome, malignant cancer. Smoke and physical exercise.
- Bonetti A, Dall’Aglio E, Magnati GRR, Vanelli M. Argomenti di stili di vita e benessere. MUP Monte Università Parma Editore 2014
- Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine. 9th Edition. Elsevier 2017.
Assessment methods and criteria