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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student acquires scientific and didactic-training knowledge in the field of metabolic diseases, with specific reference to the prescription and administration of physical exercise in type I and type II diabetes mellitus.

Course contents

The course is developed in the framework of the European project BE-NEW developed in the framework of Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances Project BE-NEW 622371-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-SPO-SCP with European funding https://site.unibo.it/benew/en

The course will be organized in both lectures and seminars.

The course will be held exclusively online via teams.

The lectures will be held by Prof. Raffi having as topics: glicemic control, types of diabetes, incidence, altered physiological mechanisms.

In most of the lessons there will be a seminar held by a project partner. The specific contributions of each partner are listed below.


Prof. Vasiliki Derri, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece:

“Physical Education and Exercise in the Management of Diabetes in Children” – Part I


Prof. Helen Douda, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece:

“Exercise in the Management of Diabetes in Adults” - Part II


Prof. Alessandro Piras, University of Bologna, Italy:

“Postural Control Mechanisms in Patients With Diabetic Sensory Neuropathy”


Dr. Mihai Androhovici, Association Sport for All Suceava, Romania:

“Risk factors for diabetes in the context of Covid and practical solutions for a balanced lifestyle”


Dr. Antonio Saccone, Radio Capodistria, Slovenia:

"Sport, physical education, communication and society"


Prof. Raul Vela, University of La Rioja, Spain: "Self-Care in the management of Diabetes and Exercise"


Prof. Jernej Pajek, University of Ljubljana:

"Exercise and diabetes mellitus: physiological and medical aspects"


Papers, reviews.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.

Assessment methods

Essay with case study.

Teaching tools

Gamification platforms, PC, video projector.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Milena Raffi