Master's degree in Sport Science and Physical Performance

Clinical biochemistry applied to sport activity

Course code
4S000975
Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Lippi
Coordinator
Giuseppe Lippi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
BIO/12 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II SEMESTRE dal Mar 4, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge of laboratory test pathophysiological mechanisms and interpretation relating to individual organs and systems in strict relation to physical activity, refer to the following topics:
- Blood count,
- Blood coagulation system,
- Glucose metabolism and diabetes,
- Lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis and cardiovascular,
- Acid-base and electrolyte balance,
- Plasma proteins and markers of inflammation,
- Kidney function, liver function,
- Key endocrine abnormalities (thyroid, adrenals, gonads, metabolism

Syllabus

1. Be aware of general interpretation of laboratory tests based on the criteria of normality concepts, reference intervals, analytical and biological variability intra- and interindividual.
2. Knowing how to interpret the diagnostic value of laboratory tests: specificity, sensitivity, positive and negative predictive value.
3. Know the basic principles of laboratory methods in pre-analytical phase (sampling, processing and storage of samples), in the analytical phase (basic principles and implementation of the most important laboratory techniques), and post-analytical phase (collection, processing and reporting of data, quality control).
4. Know the physiological significance at the base of the alterations of laboratory indices and according to biochemical adaptation to the different types of training
5. Knowing how to integrate those changes with other physiological guidelines for arriving at an interpretation useful in the management of the adaptations.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ciaccio M, Lippi G Biochimica Clinica e Medicina di Laboratorio (Edizione 2017) EdiSES Edizioni Scientifiche ed Universitarie 2017 9788879599580

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination on the contents of the lections.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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