cod. 06157

Academic year 2022/23
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 acquire specific knowledge on the topics of anatomy, cardiac and vascular physiology. He will know the concepts of cardiac output, arterial pressure, arterial pulse. He will know where the heartbeat originates, how it propagates in the heart and the meaning of the electrocardiogram. Finally he will know the cardiovascular adaptations in sport


To know the cardiovascular anatomy.
To know the cardiac physyiology

Course unit content

The Course will deal with:
1) the anatomy of the cardiovascular system.
2) Physiology of the cardiovascular system
3) The athlete's heart: cardiovascular adaptations in sport

Full programme

- Cardiovascular anatomy
1) heart and vessels
2) systemic circulation and pulmonary circulation
- Cardiovascular physiology
1) the heart pump, systole and diastole
2) pacemaker cells, the origin of the heartbeat and its propagation
3) outline of ECG
4) blood pressure
5) arterial pulse
- Athlete's heart
1) cardiovascular adaptations in sport
2) the role of the type of sport, gender and ethnicity


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
5) P. Zeppilli, V. Palmieri. Manuale di Medicina dello Sport e Pronto Soccorso. Ed. CESI.
6) D.R. Mottram: Farmaci e Sport. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
7) C. Macchi, R. Molino Lova, F. Cecchi. Attività motoria, fitness e salute nell'adulto e nell'anziano. NME e SEE Ed. Firenze 2007.

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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