Physiopathology and biological basis of sports rehabilitation

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
MED/09 MED/33 MED/50
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides skills in the application of rehabilitation (return to play) following sports injury and basic notions of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying medical problems that can occur in sports.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire a basic knowledge in morphology and pathophysiology of common, acute disorders of the bone, ligament capsule, muscles and tendons, as well as chronic conditions due to functional overloading during sports movements. Students will acquire knowledge of the role sports can have in pathophysiological processes leading to common sports-related conditions.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Graded lessons in the prevention of progression of joint arthrosis
Education in return to motor activity following surgery for chronic degenerative disease
Techniques and teaching in the prevention and the motor recovery of persons with spinal disease
Motor program for restoration of well-being following bone fracture, capsule-ligament lesion or muscle-tendon tear
Prevention of muscle-tendon disorders
Pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system: diagnostics, cardiovascular adaptation to sports, myocardial hypertrophy, heart conditions associated with sudden cardiac death in athletes, syncope, heart failure, valve diseases
Pathophysiology of the hemopoietic system: anemia in athletes
Pathophysiology of the gastrointestinal system
Pathophysiology of the immune system: modification of the immune system in relation to sports, acute and chronic fatigue
High-altitude sports, acute mountain sickness, high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral edema
Drugs and sports: doping, spread of drug abuse in sports, side effects and complications due to performance-enhancing drugs and methods, methods and diagnostics, antidoping controls in sports
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and the cardiovascular system
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures in the lecture hall with slide projection. Attendance is compulsory.
Teaching Resources
Slides projected during the lecture will be made available in pdf format.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE - University credits: 3
MED/33 - ORTHOPAEDICS - University credits: 3
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 3
Practicals: 12 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Appointments can be arranged by email
Reception:
Appointments can be arranged by email