Postgraduate Specialisation in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Exercise Physiology - DIDATTICA FRONTALE

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 lectures will present selected topics of integrative physiology applied to exercise and sports. By focusing on specific aspects of human physiology and a quantitative approach the course aims at fostering the understanding of the control mechanisms, the integrated function of organs and systems towards the maintenance of the body homeostasis. The course will focus on the acute responses to exercise and the adaptive responses to training.


During this year the following topics will be covered:
- sex-related differences in acute responses to exercise and frame adaptations to training
- pregnancy, sport and physical activity
- use of energy substrates during activities: acute and adaptive effects of training intensity
- gastrointestinal disturbances in the endurance athlete

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sharon A. Plowman, Denise L. Smith Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance (Edizione 5) Wolters Kluwer Health Edition 2017 ISBN 9781496323187

Assessment methods and criteria

A grade exam will not be performed

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