cod. 01751

Academic year 2018/19
5° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Medicina interna (MED/09)
Medicina delle attività motorie e del benessere
Type of training activity
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit

Integrated course unit module: LIFESTYLES AND WELL-BEING

Learning objectives

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 unit content

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.

Full programme

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.

Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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