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

Exercise testing and prescription for health  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Federico Schena
Federico Schena
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1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

This course aims at methodology and application of scientific knowledges on exercise evaluation and prescription addressed to elderly and diseased subjects. The participants will be introduced to the more relevant and updated guidelines on these topics, including practical laboratory experiences focus on exercise and functional evaluation of cardiovascular, metabolic and muscular capacity adapted to elderly and diseased person.


Evidence of the effects of exercise on health
Principles and methodology of functional evaluation
Merthodology of aerobic testing
Essentials for exercise prescription
Practical laboratory experience of aerobic testing

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
AAVV ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (Edizione 10) Wolters Kluwer Health 2016 9780781769020

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation will be performed on the basis of the regular attendance. participants will also be required to produce an example of prescription on a typical clinical subject used af a self evaluation test

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