cod. 1000294

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Patologia clinica (MED/05)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Biochemistry and Metabolism IN SPORT

Learning objectives

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


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Course unit content

Lessons will concern the laboratory tests most commonly employed in the evaluation of physical activity

Full programme

- Introductory remarks: how an athlete should read laboratory data
– CBC. Hemoglobin. PCV. White cells.
- Hemostasis (hints)
- Electrolytes: sodium, potassium, chloride
- Glucose metabolism
- Fat metabolism
- Nitrogen, Amino acids, Proteins
- Calcium
- Iron
- Urinalysis (hints)
- Organ function tests (hints)


G. Federici: Medicina di laboratorio - Mc Graw Hill (last edition).

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures. The slides shown during the lectures will be available on the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The achievement of the objectives will be assessed with interim tests through multiple choice questions. Test results will be integrated in the final oral evaluation.

Other information

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