ENDOCRINOLOGY IN SPORTS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To develop the basic endocrine and metabolic know-how to correctly manage physical activity
The course aims to allow the student to know and understand the main endocrine disorders associated with sports activities.
As specified by the School of Movement Sciences
Course contents summary
Basic knowledge of the roles played by hormones and metabolism in physical activity
The lessons are about the problems and the main endocrine and metabolic diseases in relation to the pursuit of sports activities.
1. General endocrinology; 2. Physiology of hypothalamus; 3, Physiology of the pituitary gland; 4. Physiology of thyroid; 5. Physiology of the adrenal glands; 6. Physiology of parathyroid glands; 7. Physiology of gonads; 8. Physiology of the endocrine pancreas; 9. Endurance exercise and resistance exercise; 10. Intermediary metabolism in physical exercise; 11The endorine system in physical exercise; 12. Diabetes mellitus and physical exercise; 13. Hormesis and physical exercise; 14. Lactacidemic threshold; 15. The over-reaching and over-training syndromes
Lenzi A, Lombardi G, Martino E, Trimarchi F
"Endocrinologia e attività motorie"
Hill Textboox of Work Physiology: physiological basis of Exercise . 4th Ed. P.O. Astrand Human Kinetics
Frontal lessons. During the lessons will be discussed clinical cases related to the pursuit of sports activities.
Assessment methods and criteria
Multiple choice questionary or oral exam, as per teacher's indications
In English, on request
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives set out in the course entails a multiple choice test.