cod. 06157

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - First semester
- Diego ARDISSINO - Giampaolo NICCOLI - Giovanna Maria PELA'
Academic discipline
Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare (MED/11)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
28 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SPORT MEDICINE AND DOPING

Learning objectives

During the course the student will know the cardiac diseases and the risk factors for these diseases. The student will know the meaning of the diagnostic tests in Cardiology.
The student will know the causes of sudden death in athletes.


To know the cardiovascular anatomy.
To know the cardiac physyiology

Course unit content

The course will deal with cardiovascular pathologies starting from notions of Anatomy and Physiology of the cardiovascular system.
topics concerning cardiovascular prevention and the risk factors involved in its determinism will be discussed.
Following will be treated the main heart diseases including: ischemic heart disease with classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment, primary cardiomyopathies, hypertensive heart disease, heart valve disease and heart failure.
Finally: the athlete's heart,
sudden death in the athlete the role of physical exercise in
cardiovascular prevention and diagnostic tests in cardiology

Full programme

-Cardiovascular physiology.
-Cardiovascular risk factors: smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes ... -Stratification of risk: European and Italian risk cards

Heart diseases: ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease. heart failure

Cardiovascular Adaptation to physical exercise.
Sudden Death in athletes.
Diagnostic tests in Cardiology (ECG, etc.).


Recommended texts
1) Content of PDF lessons
2) Book "Argomenti di Medicina dello sport" Bonetti A., Editore MUPs of the lessons
3) Protocolli cardiologici per il giudizio di idoneità
allo sport agonistico 2017.
Casa Editrice Scientifica Internazionale
ComItato organIzzatIvo CardIologiCo per l’IdoneItà allo SportANCE - ANMCO - FMSI - SIC - SIC Sport
4) Textbook of Sports and Exercise Cardiology. Axel Pressler Josef Niebauer Editors. Springer 2020
P. Zeppilli, V. Palmieri. Manuale di Medicina dello Sport e Pronto Soccorso. Ed. CESI.
5. D.R. Mottram: Farmaci e Sport. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
6. Textbook of Sports and Exercise Cardiology. Axel Pressler Josef Niebauer Editors. Springer 2020
7. . C. Macchi, R. Molino Lova, F. Cecchi. Attività motoria, fitness e salute nell'adulto e nell'anziano. NME e SEE Ed. Firenze 2007.
8. . Lista WADA

Teaching methods

lectures will be helt on site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. supporting material will be avaible on the specific, student reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentation, audio-video aids and audio-video recording of the lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it/).
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes

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