Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MOVEMENT SCIENCES FOR PREVENTION AND WELLBEING
Disciplinary sector: 
METHODS AND TEACHING OF MOTOR ACTIVITIES (M-EDF/01)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

The students will be able to the following:
-Describe the metabolism of voluntary muscle during aerobic/anaerobic work;
-Describe the effects of adapted physical activity on the miokines relies and on health beneficial effects;
-Describe the effects of the Adapted Physical Activity on the hormonal modulation and on intermediate metabolism;
-Describe the effects of Adapted physical activity on the health;
-Describe the effects of Adapted physical activity on biochemical markers correlated to the health in Biological Fluids;
-Evaluate Physical Fitness tests in subjects with different pathologies including cancer;
-Describe the principles of APA protocols accepted by ACSM for the prevention and management of CNTD (Chronic non Transmissible Diseases) and for the healthy aging (practical skills, ATP, annexed to the course);
-Evaluate the effects of APA and sport training on the healthy ageing;
-Describe the molecular effects of drugs adopted in the Doping and ABP: implications on the sportsman health.
ATP-Practical skills
The students will gain the following practical skills :
-To Assess the Physical Fitness grade in subjects with chronic-degenerative diseases;
- To plan and oversee AFA protocols in subjects with chronic-degenerative diseases;
- To plan and oversee AFA protocols in older subjects to promote healthy aging.
-To plan and oversee AFA in women and in cancer .

By the end of the course the student has to know and understand basic knowledge within a more complex practical context (Knowledge and understanding);
- apply the knowledge in a professional scenario by determining the appropriate tests for the evaluation of fisical fitness in frail population and to elaborate appropriate AFA program according to the ACSM or others statements (Applied knowledge and understanding skills);
- evaluate the effects of different AFA programs on the specific objectives in order to improve health (making judgments);
- acquire an appropriate scientific language and communicate their knowledge and skills properly to experts and non in the AFA field, including the social context (communication skills)
- keep on studying topics of greatest interest to his/her professional field by selecting the most accurate sources of information and the most appropriate methodologies (learning Skills).

Prerequisites

Human Physiology; Human Anatomy; pathology; cardiology;

Syllabus

Skeletal muscle: overview; DE and exercise; nutrition and sport; (0,5CFU)
Miokines: Il6; IL15; IL-18; definitions; classification; mechanism of action; involvement on the health; (0,5CFU)
Fitness evaluation in health and frail subjects: fitness tests: GXT tests; strength evaluation (1-RM); Senior Fitness Tests; flexibility; ROM; Borg scales; evaluation of Body Composition; BIA; Tanita; circumpherences; skinfold; predictive equations for DE evaluation; HR; HHR; VO2max; lactate threshold; ACSM guidelines for APA; (1CFU)
Physical Exercise and Hormones: classification and mechanism of action of principal hormones;
physical exercise and regulation of insulin/counter-insular hormones ratio: influence on the health;
effects of intensity, duration, frequency of physical exercise bout on insulin, GH, epinefrin, norepinefrin, IGF-1 plasma concentration;
adaptation induced by physical exercise on pulse of insulin and GH release; (1CFU)
APA: definitions; characteristic of APA protocols; APA and dismetabolic diseases: characteristics of principal protocols of APA for the prevention and management of CNTD diseases; comments on statements from ACSM, ADI, SIP etc.; (1 CFU)
APA and obesity: overview on the regulation of body weight; definition of obesity; molecular mechanisms involved in obesity development: role of CNS and UCPs proteins in the development of obesity in the young subjects; Lifestyle and obesity; definition of minimum volume of physical activity levels needed to counteract the weight growth; Obesity and associated risk of CV and metabolic diseases; effect of AFA on the weight management and reduction of CV and metabolic risk also in association to diet . (1 CFU)
APA and elderly subjects: definition of aging; healthy aging: molecular determinants ; APA and frailty; principal APA protocols in the prevention of falls in the elderly; APA and bone metabolism; sport training and healthy ageing (2CFU)
APA and women: overview of bone physiology and metabolism; osteoporosys: classification; APA and osteoporosys: characteristics of APA protocols in the prevention and management of osteopenia/osteoporosys; APA and pregnancy : effects on body weight of newborn ; APA and breast cancer: effects of APA on the management of women with BC (1CFU)
Biological fluids: blood and urine: definition and characteristics of principal biological fluids (blood and urine); bioclinical markers related to the health: RBC; WBC; Hct; MCV; reticulocytes;
Doping: definition, CIO and WADA code; banned substances and methods; emodoping: EPO; CERA; Biological passport and athletes (ABP);(1CFU)
Seminars focused on recent knowledge of scientific literature on the treated arguments.

Theoretical skills:
The students will be able to the following:
-Describe the metabolism of voluntary muscle during aerobic/anaerobic work;
-Describe the effects of physical activity on the miokines relies and on health beneficial effects;
-Describe the effects of the Adapted Physical Activity on the hormonal modulation and on intermediate metabolism;
-Describe the effects of Adapted physical activity on the health;
-Describe the effects of Adapted physical activity on biochemical markers correlated to the health in Biological Fluids;
-Evaluation of Adapted Physical Activity in subjects with different pathologies;
-APA prescription in the prevention and management of CNTD: position stands from different society i.e. ACSM, ADI, API, Italian Minister of the Health etc ;
-AFA and women health;
-AFA and soccer training effects in the healthy aging;
-Doping and ABP: implication on the health.

Teaching Methods

Lessons; seminars; Problem solving

Textbooks

P. Buono. “ Attività Fisica per la Salute”, Idelson Gnocchi editore, Napoli, 2016;
Scientific reports on the argument of lessons;
seminars.

Learning assessment

Intermediate tests plus a final oral exam.
Intermediate tests will reserved only to the attendant students. The students will perform n.3 intermediate tests containing n.3 open items,60 min/each test. The first intermediate test will test knowledge on the argument from n.2 to n.4 of the program; the second intermediate test will test knowledge on the argument from n.5 to n.7 of the program; the third intermediate test will test knowledge on the argument from n.8 and n.9 of the program; all tests will be scored in 30/30, 18/30 is the minimum to achieve the exam. At the end of the course the student will attend to the oral exam deputed to the evaluation of competence acquired in the fields of programming, administration, evaluation of AFA programs on the improvement of health and fitness in subjects with CNTD and in the elderly (related to the Practical Skills, ATP) scored in 30/30.
Intermediate tests will be considered valid only once and only for the summer sessions (June or July or September). Those who will not participate to the intermediate tests, or who will not achieve the sufficiency (18/30) as final evaluation, or who will reject the final evaluation, will perform an oral exam focused on complete program, on the competence of practical skills and on the capacity of problem solving.

NB: The student that not attend to the ATP activities, can perform these activities at gym affiliated to the DISMEB or to gym that declares the availability to allows the students for the ATP. For this, the students could take a register in the department that will be completed and delivered at the exam.

If the oral examination fails, next time the student will have to repeat the oral exam focused on the program and the ATP.

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