cod. 06030

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Type of training activity
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: LABORATORY ANALYSIS APPLIED TO SPORTS

Learning objectives

To provide information needed to understand the role of laboratory in the characterization of posyt-exercise pathologies and diabetes mellitus.


Bases of biology, anatomy, biochemistry and physiology are required.

Course unit content

Besides proper recalls of general pathology and immunology, lectures will concern overexercise pathologies and exercise in the diabetic patient, together with the role of laboratory in these conditions.

Full programme

- The inflammatory response
- Types of inflammation
- The overexercise and its consequences
- Anaphylaxis
- Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)
- Post-exercis Immunosuppression (PEIS)
- The mechanisms of PEIS
- Nutrition and PEIS
- The laboratory in the assessment of overexercise
- The laboratory in the assessment of immune function
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Types of Diabetes
- The laboratory in the management of the diabetic patient
- The role of exerciose in the management of the T2DM patient
- Metabolic effects of exercise


- Maier “Elementi di Patologia generale e Fisiopatologia”, McGraw-Hill Companies, 2 ed.
Other reference material will be indicated during the lessons.

Teaching methods

Interactive oral lessons supported by iconographic material that will be available for students.

Assessment methods and criteria

The fulfilment of objectives will be verified at the level of the Integrated Course through an oral exam. One question will specifically concern the subjects of this Course. See the site of the Integrated Course for other information.

Other information

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