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

Pharmacology and cardiology applied to physical activity (2017/2018)

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

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MM: 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
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MM: 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.

Syllabus

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MM: 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.
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MM: 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

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: CARDIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALL'ATTIVITA' MOTORIA
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Written (quiz with multiple choice)
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MM: FARMACOLOGIA DELLE ATTIVITÀ MOTORIE E SPORTIVE
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The exam is written in the form of tests with multiple choice answers.

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 dispense disponibili all'indirizzo: www.ambrosiafitness.it/articoli/cardiologia. Gli argomenti da studiare saranno quelli trattati a lezione
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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