Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2015/2016
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on SPORT SCIENCES AND MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
METHODS AND TEACHING OF MOTOR ACTIVITIES (M-EDF/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Dott.ssa ALFIERI ANDREINA
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

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Course description

The course "MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR SPORT" (7CFU) aims to advance the knowledge of the major molecular markers closely related to sports practice. At the end of the course students could know the main sports-related serum markers and the variations related to sports practice.
The course also includes ATP-practical skills (7CFU); in the field of the practical skills provided, students will gain knowledge about the use of dietary supplements in sports practice. In particular, students will increase knowledge of the main drugs used in sports and the principle methods of analysis for their identification on different biological samples.

Prerequisites

Biochemistry and physiology

Syllabus

Main course contents:
- Lactate as a marker in sports
- Muscle as an endocrine organ
- CK and muscular pathologies: myopathies
- Biochemical Aspects of Muscle Fatigue
- The Biochemical Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Sports Medicine
- Evaluation of the main biochemical-clinical markers in physical acitity

In the field of the practical technical activities, the main contens are::
- Food supplements in sport
- Doping in sport
- identification of the Prohibited Substances and Anti-Doping Techniques
- Description of a research project on the identification of new biomarkers in doping and analysis of molecular effects associated with doping (DHT and IGF-1).

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

P. Buono et al. “Attività fisica per la salute” Idelson-Gnocchi- Seconda edizione-2017
Francesco Salvatore “Biochimica Umana” Idelson Gnocchi – Febbraio 2013
-All updated Clinical Biochemistry text.

Learning assessment

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