Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2015/2016
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE, PREVENTION AND WELL – BEING
Disciplinary sector: 
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY (MED/36)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

The course will be offered in Italian

Course description

The aim of the course is to provide the student with the basics of diagnostic techniques and methods used to diagnose diseases in which motor activity is a key support to medical therapy.
Knowledge will be provided to understand the main chronic diseases in which motor activity is important for improving the quality of life of each individual subject.

Prerequisites

The prerequisites will be related to the knowledge of:
anatomy
physiology
genera pathology.

Syllabus

PART 1. TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC METHODOLOGIES

• Introduction, with general concepts on diagnostic methods of interest for preventive activities and well-being:
- Radiology
- Ultrasound
- Computerized Tomography
PART 1. TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC METHODOLOGIES

• Introduction, with general concepts on diagnostic methods of interest for preventive activities and well-being:
- Radiology
- Ultrasound
- Computerized Tomography
- Nuclear Medicine
- Magnetic Resonance
- Bone densitometry
PART 2 DIAGNOSTICS FOR IMAGES IN PREVENTION AND WELL-BEING
• soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments);
• skeleton (fractures, stress fractures, etc.) and joints;
• post-surgical motor recovery in the stabilization phase;
• scoliosis
• lower limb length discrepancies;
• osteoporosis, osteopenia;
• rectal-adductory syndrome;
• osteodegenerative diseases (arthritis, arthritis, etc.);
• cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

• Fundamental of diagnostic imaging.
• Role of imaging methods in the diagnostic and follow-up phase in
- osteodegenerative diseases (osteoarthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis),
- the joint diseases,
- soft tissues (groing syndrome, tendinitis, rhabdomyolysis, compartmental syndromes),
- cardiovascular system,
- neurological pathologies.
The information’s are essential to assess the best physical activity to be performed by the patients with these diseases.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons.
Seminar meetings
In-depth meetings related to sports injuries and to main chronic pathologies that can benefit from motor activity.

Textbooks

Notepad and teaching material provided by the Teacher and available on line

Learning assessment

Final exam: oral exam will be based on ability to link and synthesize different aspects discussed during the course related to the role of diagnostic procedures to assess physical activities in chronic diseases.
To pass the exam will be taken in account the candidate's ability to synthesize different topics, the clarity and correctness of the exposure. The examination will include general and specific questions with respect to the program done during the course.
The score will be in 30/30 with the minimum required to pass 18/30.

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