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: 
METHODS AND TEACHING OF MOTOR ACTIVITIES (M-EDF/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

Analyze the role of biomarkers in assessing the state of health. Assess the role of physical activity on the immune system. Learn the basics of immunology.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites non-binding are basic concepts of biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and general pathology.

Syllabus

General information on the immune system.
Characteristics of the immune response.
Innate and adaptive immunity.
The complement system.
The major histocompatibility complex.
Classification, structure and functions of antibodies.
Elaboration and presentation of the antigen.
The lymphocyte antigen receptor
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The cytokines.
Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies.
Hypersensitivity reactions
Autoimmunity.
Myochins.
Immune system and physical activity.
Biomarkers.

Biomarkers. The immune system and physical activity. Basic concept in Immunology.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons.
Seminar meetings .
In-depth meetings.

Textbooks

Regueiro Gonzalez. Immunologia. Biologia e patologia del sistema immunitario. Piccin.
Del Gobbo. Immunologia. Piccin.
Doan. Le basi dell'immunologia. Piccin.
Any text updated according to the program.
Further updated scientific articles will be provided by the teacher.

Learning assessment

Final exam: An oral exam in which the knowledge of the different topics covered during the course will be assessed, the ability to synthesis, the clarity and correctness of the exposure and the ability to link and integrate the contents.

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