Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Evidence of the neurocognitive effects of physical activity in neurodegenerative diseases  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S009423
Name of lecturers
Massimo Venturelli, Francesca Benedetta Pizzini
Coordinator
Massimo Venturelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
M-EDF/02 - SPORT SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Understand the preventive measures that can reduce the risk and impact of neurodegenerative diseases, with particular attention to the role of physical activity in dementias and Parkinson's disease.

Syllabus

Through lectures and some laboratories this course will provide some bases related to neuro degeneration associated with brain functions and their evaluation. Indications will be provided on the natural development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Specific focuses will examine these neurodegenerative diseases from a neuroradiological and functional point of view, explaining how an active lifestyle and exercise can mitigate these neurodegenerative processes.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
American College of Sport Medicine ACSM'S resources for clinical exercise physiology Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2002 0-7817-3502-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam





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