cod. 1007354

Academic year 2019/20
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
PASQUARELLA Cesira Isabella Maria
integrated course unit
11 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims at providing students with knowledge about the concepts of health, risk factor and lifestyle;
concept of nutrition and hydrology and sport therapy, as well as psychological aspects that influence and are influenced by physical activity, ie health from a social point of view.
Aims of the course are also to acquire autonomy of judgment and
ability to read and interpret scientific literature in the field; to acquire communication skills in technical situations; to acquire skills
ability to summarize a short technical text.


General knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and human anatomy.

Course unit content

Concepts of health, risk factor and lifestyle.
Epidemiological studies for the identification of risk factors.
Healthy lifestyles.
Determinants of Health.
Health education and health promotion.
Healthy nutrition.
General concepts of hydrology and sport-therap.y
Psicological aspects that influence and are influenced by physical activity.
Health from the social point of view.

Full programme

Please refer to the individual programmes of the disciplines.


For reference texts please refer to the bibliography of the individual disciplinary modules.

Teaching methods

Frontal and interactive lessons with the use of informatic tools.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam in which the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired during the course will be evaluated.

Other information

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