SPORTS AND LABORATORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course, the student will understand the meaning of the results of main laboratory tests and will be able to apply this information in the characterization of problems related to physical activity
Course contents summary
Lessons will concern the laboratory tests most commonly performed in subjects performing physical activity. Focus will be given to tissue damage.
- Introductory remarks: how an athlete should read laboratory data
– CBC, Hemoglobin. PCV, White cells.
- Hemostasis (hints)
- Acute phase proteins, ESR
- Electrolytes: sodium, potassium (hints)
- Glucose, fat and nitrogen metabolism
- Hints on organ profiles
G. Federici: Medicina di laboratorio - Mc Graw Hill (last edition).
Interactive lectures. The slides shown during the lectures will be available on the Elly platform.
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the objectives will be assessed through a written examination, together with the other disciplines included in the Course, and will be eventually integrated with a colloqium, if requested by the student.