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

Human Physiology

Course code
4S000621
Name of lecturers
Enrico Tam, Antonio Cevese
Coordinator
Enrico Tam
Number of ECTS credits allocated
12
Academic sector
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 29, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre

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Learning outcomes

• Learning the basic functions of the human body intended as a set of organs and systems by integrating and complementing the existing knowledge of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and biology.
• Learning how to apply the scientific method to the analysis of physiological responses to stresses such as physical exercise.
• Identifying the functional purpose of the physiological systems understanding their role in the maintenance of homeostasis of human organism.
• Acquire the fundamental physiological basis of motor control in humans, including the physiology of the sense organs.

Syllabus

In order to understand the course of Physiology, you must have first assimilated the basics of Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Mathematics, in particular:
• Chemistry: the concept of pH, molarity, colligative properties of solutions, osmolality and osmotic pressure, diffusion.
• Biochemistry: biological macromolecules, their classification and function, the main metabolic pathways, enzyme kinetics and mitochondrial enzymes.
• Physics: physics of gases, electrology, surface tension, Laplace's law, the basics of mechanics, statics and dynamics of fluids, laws of thermodynamics.
• Biology: biophysical characteristics of the cell membrane; transport mechanisms through the membrane; mechanisms of cell regeneration.
• Mathematics: the concept of the logarithm, the concept of function and axes, functions, linear, power, exponential; methods of manipulation of logarithms, the concepts of derivative and integral; units of the international system.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
W. D. Mcardle, F. I. Katch, V. L. Katch FISIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLO SPORT Aspetti energetici, nutrizionali e performance Casa Editrice Ambrosiana 2009 ISBN 978-8-808-18224-1
Di Prampero PE, Veicsteinas A Fisiologia dell'uomo Edi-ermes Milano 2002
Rhoades R, Pflanzer R Fisiologia generale e umana Ed. Piccin, Padova 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

A written test with multiple choice quizzes followed by an oral interview in the event of an overrun with the sufficiency of the written test.
Frequently Asked Questions
Main topics of cell physiology, cardiovascular, respiratory, thermoregulation, including metabolism, renal, endocrine, acid-base balance and motor control, muscle physiology and biomechanics of muscular elements. The interview will focus on the wrong answers given byf the candidate in the written test.

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