84391 - Sports and Exercise Medicine

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  • Teacher Giovanni Marasco

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/09

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

  • Course Timetable from Oct 13, 2022 to Nov 18, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Discuss the epidemiology of sedentary and its adverse effects on health and wellness. Discuss the role of physical activity and sport as prevention and treatment of the main diseases in developed countries. Discuss the methodology of prescribing physical activity as prevention and treatment of diseases.

Course contents

- The prescription of physical exercise: physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, weight and obesity

- The functional evaluation: VO2 max, anaerobic threshold, theoretical calculation of the maximum heart rate.

- Physical, sporting and specific activity in paraphysiological and pathological conditions: growth, elderly and frailty, pregnancy, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, COPD, oncological diseases, psychiatric diseases,

- Basics of nutrition and food supplementation.

- Exercise heatstroke and frostbite.

Teaching methods

Discussion of clinical cases supported by theoretical notions and peer-reviewed bibliography.

Lessons will be in presence:

13/10/2022 h 16-18 (OPEN SPACE - Piano Secondo - Sant'Orsola - Polo Murri)

10/11/2022 h 14-18 (Main Lecture Hall of Pavilion 23)

18/11/2022 h 14-16 (Main Lecture Hall of Pavilion 23)

Office hours

See the website of Giovanni Marasco