cod. 1002714

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio (MED/10)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SPORTS MEDICINE, 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.


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

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Lezioni di Pneumologia - D. Olivieri; E. Marangio, A. Chetta.

Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio Pneumologia e chirurgia toracica. Oliaro, Loizzi, Ed Minerva Medica.

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

Attività Motoria Fitness e Salute. C. Macchi; R. Molino Lova; F. Cecchi.

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 exam

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