Postgraduate Specialisation in Sport and Exercise Medicine


Course code
Name of lecturer
Silvia Pogliaghi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
not yet allocated

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Learning outcomes

The course will deal with topics of Integrative Physiology applied to movement and sport.
Through an in-depth study of specific aspects of human physiology and a quantitative approach, the course aims to facilitate the understanding of the control mechanisms, of the integrated functioning of organs and systems aimed at maintaining homeostasis. The focus of the course will be in particular the knowledge of acute responses to the exercise and adaptive responses to training.


• Introduction to exercise physiology: concept of homeostasis, interpretation of graphs, concept of threshold and sensitivity / gain, concept of steady state
• Characterization of the ventilatory response, integrated ventilation control, VO2max concept, notes on measurement methods
• Integrated pH control; Bicarbonate
• Acute cardiovascular responses to different types of exercise
• Adaptive acute cardiovascular responses to different types of exercise
• Cardiorespiratory fitness indexes: definitions, measurement methods, use for monitoring and exercise prescription
• Quantification of workloads, equivalent load concept
• Temperature control

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (20 multiple-choiche questions with 5 answers)

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