cod. 1002714

Academic year 2019/20
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio (MED/10)
Type of training activity
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SPORT THERAPY AND DOPING

Learning objectives

Improve knoledge on the trend behavior of respiration and phydiological adaptatione over the year (from the young to the elderly). The knowledge of diseaes such as pneumothorax and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema - HAPE.


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Course unit content

1 Components of the respiratory system, ventilatory pump, respiratory controller and gas exchanger;
Lung function tests: spirometry, lung volumes, lung diffusion capacity, blood gas analysis 3. Exercise Physiology: aerobic capacity, cardiovascular and ventilatory response to exercise 4. Physycal activity, definition and measures 5.Measures of the exercise capacity: walking tests (6 min walk test and shuttle walk test) and cardiopulmonary exercise test. Knowledge of respiratory function and adjustments in the years: Young, adult and old man. The environment and air pollution (indoor and outdoor): respiratory allergies. pain, pneumothorax. adaptation to the environment: Chest pain, pneumothorax. Adaptations to the environment: High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE).

Full programme

Physiology and pathophysiology of respiratory system; the chest wall respiratory mechanics, respiratory muscles and the work of breathing; physical activity and aging. Pleural diseases: pneumothorax and high Altitude Pulmonary Edema - HAPE.


Fisiopatologia Polmonare. J.B. West Mc Graw-Hill.
Attività Motoria Fitness e Salute. C. Macchi; R. Molino Lova; F. Cecchi.

Teaching methods

Oral lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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