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
The Course of Clinical Pathology is part of the Integrated Course of Diagnostic applied to motor sciences. The course aims to enable the student to know and understand the main laboratory tests, in order to achieve the ability to use the knowledge and understanding gained in identifying the patient's problems related to sports.
Course contents summary
Lessons will concern the laboratory tests most commonly performed in subjects performing physical activity. Focus will be given to tissue damage.
The first lessons cover general topics regard to biological materials and preparation of the patient. The second part of the course covers the main laboratory tests in relation to sport activity.
- 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).
G. Federici: Medicina di laboratorio – McGraw – Hill (last edition)
Interactive lectures. The slides shown during the lectures will be available on the Elly platform.
Frontal lessons. During the lessons will discuss the issues related to laboratory tests in relation to sport activity.
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.
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course will include in-course tests with multiple choice quiz. At the oral exam by questions regarding the contents of the course will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content and if it is able to apply the knowledge gained.