Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquire knowledge on: adaptations and adjustments induced by physical exercise; favourable and negative effects of exercise, both in healthy individuals and in the main chronic degenerative diseases; nutritional principles, hydration and integration in sports activity, effects of muscular activity in adverse environmental conditions.
Must know which activity (type, intensity and duration) is suitable in individual clinical situations and must be capable of prescribing it properly.
Course contents summary
Purpose and functions of Sports Medicine: oversee competitive and non-competitive sports activities and promote physical activity. Physical check-ups for competitive and non-competitive sports.
Indications, limitations and contraindications for fitness for competitive and non-competitive sports in children, adolescents and young adults: General, cardiovascular (arrhythmia), pulmonary aspects as well as those regarding other organs and systems.
Disorders related to altitude and ambient heat: hydration, diet, integration, reintegration. Physical exercise and cardiovascular risk: hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome. Sports-related anemia. Exercise-related rhabdomyolysis. Exertion (overreaching and overtraining). Allergy, immunology and physical activity.
P. Zeppilli, V. Palmieri. Manuale di Medicina dello Sport e Pronto Soccorso. Ed. CESI
Dal Monte, M. Faina. La valutazione funzionale dell?atleta. Ed. UTET