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

Pharmacology and cardiology applied to physical activity (2018/2019)

Course code
4S004078
Credits
9
Coordinator
Cristiano Chiamulera

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
CARDIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALL'ATTIVITA' MOTORIA 3 MED/11-CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES I SEMESTRE Mariantonietta Cicoira
FARMACOLOGIA DELLE ATTIVITÀ MOTORIE E SPORTIVE 6 BIO/14-PHARMACOLOGY I SEMESTRE Cristiano Chiamulera

Learning outcomes

Module: FARMACOLOGIA DELLE ATTIVITÀ MOTORIE E SPORTIVE
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To teach students the basics of pharmacology important for the understanding of the risks and benefits associated with the use of drugs and substances. The course examines the mechanisms of action, effects, pharmacokinetics and adverse reactions of drugs with particular reference to some of the most commonly used classes in environment and motor sports.


Module: CARDIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALL'ATTIVITA' MOTORIA
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Knowledge of the main cardiac diseases and the cardiovascular effects of physical activity on both physiological and pathological context

Syllabus

Module: FARMACOLOGIA DELLE ATTIVITÀ MOTORIE E SPORTIVE
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1. General pharmacology
1.1. Pharmacodynamics
Drug interaction receptor, pharmacological potency, pharmacological effects, clinical effectiveness, competition and antagonism.
The receptor: definition, mechanisms of action, adaptation.
1.2. Pharmacokinetics
Absorption and the different routes of drug administration.
Distribution and blood levels.
Metabolism: induction, inhibition, drug interactions.
Elimination.
Concepts and pharmacokinetic parameters: dosage, maximum dose, daily dose, dosage,
clearance, half-life, peak blood, therapeutic range, toxic concentrations.
2. Pharmacotherapy
Definitions of drug, placebo, medicinal product, packaging, pharmaceutical formulations.
Critical issues related to the use of drugs: tolerance, interactions, compliance, self prescription.

3. Therapeutic Pharmacology
Anti-inflammatory drugs.
Corticosteroids and derivatives.
Respiratory drugs.
Fundamentals of drug addiction.
Autonomic nervous system drugs
Anabolic steroids
Insulin, growth hormone, other hormones
Erythropoietin and blood doping
Growth factors and their use as muscle doping
Supplements adopted for sport



Module: CARDIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALL'ATTIVITA' MOTORIA
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Arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death; cardiovascular risk; acute and chronic ischemic heart disease; heart failure and cardiomyopathies; cardiologic rehabilitation; cardiovascular diagnostic.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: FARMACOLOGIA DELLE ATTIVITÀ MOTORIE E SPORTIVE
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The exam is written in the form of tests with multiple choice answers.


Module: CARDIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALL'ATTIVITA' MOTORIA
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Written (quiz with multiple choice)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Conforti A., Cuzzolin L., Leone R., Moretti U., Pignataro G., Taglialatela M., Vanzetta M. Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie Idelson-Gnocchi Sorbona 2015 978-88-7947-592-1
autori vari Medicina dello sport ambrosiafitness 2015
Taglialatela Conforti Cuzzolin Leone Mattioli Moretti Pignataro Vanzetta Farmacologia per le lauree triennali e magistrali II Edizione (Edizione 2) Sorbona 2019




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