Postgraduate Specialisation in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sport Medicine - DIDATTICA FRONTALE

Course code
4S001874
Name of lecturer
Cristiano Fava
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
not yet allocated

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce the main pathophysiological mechanisms that regulate blood pressure, its correct measurement, the diagnosis of arterial hypertension forms of secondary hypertension, hints about its therapy. The relationship between blood pressure and physical exercise will also be studied in depth.

Syllabus

1. Blood pressure (significance, correct measurement, devices)
2. Arterial hypertension (diagnosis, possible consequences, organ damage, hints of drug therapy)
3. Secondary forms of hypertension (especially in children and young athletes)
4. Exercise and blood pressure: a difficult relationship?
5. Heart rate as a cardiovascular risk factor
6. Critical reading of a scientific article on the topic "blood pressure/hypertension and physical activity".

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kasper Gl, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam



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