Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Methods and techniques for body composition measurement

Course code
4S02452
Name of lecturer
Carlo Zancanaro
Coordinator
Carlo Zancanaro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
BIO/16 - HUMAN ANATOMY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 29, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre

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Learning outcomes

Aim of this course is to teach students specific information on the following:

•Which methods and instrumentations are currently used to assess body composition in the human.

•The current models of body composition

Syllabus

Methods and Instrumentations:
Body chemical analysis, body water estimates, tissue analysis; underwater weighing, air-displacement plethysmography,dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, skinfold thickness measurement, neutron activation analysis.

Models
One-, two-, three-, four- five-compartment model

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Steven Heymsfield, Timothy Lohman, Zi-Mian Wang, Scott Going Human Body Composition (Edizione 2) Human Kinetics 2005 9780736046558

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice questions

Teaching aids

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