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

Doping and doping control  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Aldo Eliano Polettini
Aldo Eliano Polettini
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2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course aims at providing the students with an interdisciplinary overview of the doping phenomenon and of doping control activities. In particular, the following aspects will be treated: the Italian law on doping as compared to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Anti Doping Code; history and evidences of doping; classification of doping agents; performance enhancing mechanisms and adverse effects of the most relevant doping agents (anabolic steroids, erythropoietin, growth hormone, stimulants); genetic doping; doping control: general strategy, methodologies, advantages and pitfalls.


Doping control norms: Law 376/2000 and and WADA Antidoping Code
Classification of doping substances
Toxic, therapeutic and performance-enhancing effects of doping substances
Genetic doping
Doping control

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Polettini Appunti delle Lezioni 2020
Polettini Diapositive delle lezioni 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

CREDITS PROVIDED BASED ON ATTENDANCE: students will have to attend all the lectures of the course

recommended for years I and II
where: to be defined

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