PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS MEDICINE
cod. 1002646

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - First semester
Professors
Academic discipline
Medicina interna (MED/09)
Field
Medico-clinico
Type of training activity
Characterising
49 hours
of face-to-face activities
7 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: SPORT MEDICINE AND DOPING

Learning objectives

To gain knowledge of physical exercise-induced adjustments and adaptations: positive effects in healthy subjects, and in main degenerative diseases; contraindication to competition in sports; sports nutrition, hydration, and supplementation; training and competing effects in adverse environmental conditions; gain knowledge about what kind of physical activity to prescribe (type, intensity, duration, frequency) in which clinical context and how to administer it; doping history, WADA prohibited list, national and international rule, current legislation, penalties, controls, side and expected effects of drugs. To frame doping related problem in the present social and cultural context.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of biochemistry, anatomy and human physiology.

Course unit content

Tasks and functions of Sports Medicine; safety of competitive and non competitive sport activities, and physical activity promotion. Precompetition medical examination.
Altitude and heat illnesses; hydration, nutrition and supplementation. Exercise and cardiovascular risk: hypertension, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, inactivity. Sport anemia. Strain rabdomiolysis. Fatigue (overreaching e overtraining).
Drugs and sport. Drug prescription in sports. Doping: definition, history, motivation, related problems, risk, and sport activity safety. National and international rules. Antidoping: controls procedures, CONI and federation regulations, FMSI role, sanctions, current legislation limits. WADA prohibited list. Fight against doping: actions strategies.

Full programme

Tasks and functions of Sports Medicine; safety of competitive and non competitive sport activities, and physical activity promotion. Precompetition medical examination.
Altitude and heat illnesses; hydration, nutrition and supplementation. Exercise and cardiovascular risk: hypertension, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, inactivity. Sport anemia. Strain rabdomiolysis. Fatigue (overreaching e overtraining).
Drugs and sport. Drug prescription in sports. Doping: definition, history, motivation, related problems, risk, and sport activity safety. National and international rules. Antidoping: controls procedures, CONI and federation regulations, FMSI role, sanctions, current legislation limits. WADA prohibited list. Fight against doping: actions strategies.
General principles of emergecy care.

Bibliography

D.R. Mottram: Farmaci e Sport. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
P. Zeppilli, V. Palmieri. Manuale di Medicina dello Sport e Pronto Soccorso. Ed. CESI.
Protocolli cardiologici per il giudizio di idoneità allo sport agonistico. Ed. CESI
A. Bonetti. Argomenti di Medicina dello Sport. Ed. MUP 2019.

Teaching methods

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test

Other information

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