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: 
3
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
24

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to understand about the principles of Adapted Physical Activity (AFA) and Exercise therapy and their effects on health. The course also aims to acquire the appropriate tools to program AFA and exercise therapy and to evaluate their effects on subjects, with particular attention to populations with chronic non-communicable diseases (MCNT) and in the elderly.
In particular, the achievement of the exam will allow the student:
-to understand the characteristics of AFA and exercise therapy and bio-molecular effects on the regulation of intermediate metabolism, osteo-articular growth, as well as on the beneficial effects in the prevention and management of cancer diseases. The student will acquire the scientific validated methodologies for the evaluation of physical fitness and health-related fitness, also in particular populations at risk (MCNT), in cancer deseases and in the elderly;
-to apply the acquired knowledge in the specific professional field, adapting the general strategies to specific situations, with particular attention to fragile populations;
-to evaluate in different professional contexts of sports (in terms of both AFA programs and the availability of space and equipment) and, based on this judgment, to select the most appropriate solution for each of them;
- to acquire and deepen the scientific appropriate language to the professional field and to learn how to relate properly with different interlocutors in a multidisciplinary team work;
- to deepen the issues of greatest interest for the specific professional field, selecting from the scientific literature, the most accurate sources of information and the most appropriate methodologies.

Prerequisites

Human Physiology; Human Anatomy; pathology; cardiology;

Syllabus

CONTENTS
Contents of the Technical-Practical Activities (ATP) section (9 CFU)
-Assessment of the CC by plicometry, measurement of circumferences, BIA
-Assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness through GXT tests even in populations at risk
-Assessment of the muscular form in fragile subjects
-Assessment of joint flexibility and ROM, also in fragile subjects
-SFT and their applications
-Evaluation of static and dynamic equilibrium even in fragile populations
-Evaluation of Physical Fitness in subjects with chronic-degenerative diseases
-Planning and supervision of AFA protocols in subjects with chronic-degenerative and dysmetabolic diseases
- Planning and supervision of AFA protocols in elderly subjects both in healthy and with osteopenia
- In itinere evaluation of the effects of AFA protocols on the main health-related markers of fitness
- Analysis and administration of the main validated questionnaires for the verification of quality of life (QoL).

EDUCATIONAL GOALS
The course aims to understand about the principles of Adapted Physical Activity (AFA) and Exercise therapy and their effects on health. The course also aims to acquire the appropriate tools to program AFA and exercise therapy and to evaluate their effects on subjects, with particular attention to populations with chronic non-communicable diseases (MCNT) and in the elderly.
In particular, the achievement of the exam will allow the student:
-to understand the characteristics of AFA and exercise therapy and bio-molecular effects on the regulation of intermediate metabolism, osteo-articular growth, as well as on the beneficial effects in the prevention and management of cancer diseases. The student will acquire the scientific validated methodologies for the evaluation of physical fitness and health-related fitness, also in particular populations at risk (MCNT), in cancer deseases and in the elderly;
-to apply the acquired knowledge in the specific professional field, adapting the general strategies to specific situations, with particular attention to fragile populations;
-to evaluate in different professional contexts of sports (in terms of both AFA programs and the availability of space and equipment) and, based on this judgment, to select the most appropriate solution for each of them;
- to acquire and deepen the scientific appropriate language to the professional field and to learn how to relate properly with different interlocutors in a multidisciplinary team work;
- to deepen the issues of greatest interest for the specific professional field, selecting from the scientific literature, the most accurate sources of information and the most appropriate methodologies.

P. Buono. “ Attività Fisica per la Salute”, Idelson Gnocchi editore, Napoli, 2016;
Scientific literature updated on the topics covered

PREREQUISITES
Human Physiology; Human Anatomy; pathology; cardiology;

LEARNING MODALITIES
At the end of the course the student will perform an oral exam to evaluate the acquisition of skills regarding the evaluation of physical fitness in subjects with chronic diseases and in elderly; the student must demonstrate in-depth knowledge on the planning, administration and evaluation of the effects of AFA protocols in different contexts. This oral exam ƒocusing on the ATP skills will represent a part of the oral test of the AFA exam (Prof Buono).
The student who does not attend to the ATP activities, can acquire the relative ATP credits (9CFU) also carrying out the activities at gym affiliated to the DISMEB or at gym following an acceptance, by the owner of the structure, of the student for the performance of the ATP. To this aim, the student can withdraw the appropriate register at the department secretary and deliver it during the final exam.

Contents of the Technical-Practical Activities (ATP) section (9 CFU)
-Assessment of the CC by plicometry, measurement of circumferences, BIA
-Assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness through GXT tests even in populations at risk
-Assessment of the muscular form in fragile subjects
-Assessment of joint flexibility and ROM, also in fragile subjects
-SFT and their applications
-Evaluation of static and dynamic equilibrium even in fragile populations
-Evaluation of Physical Fitness in subjects with chronic-degenerative diseases
-Planning and supervision of AFA protocols in subjects with chronic-degenerative and dysmetabolic diseases
- Planning and supervision of AFA protocols in elderly subjects both in healthy and with osteopenia
- In itinere evaluation of the effects of AFA protocols on the main health-related markers of fitness
- Analysis and administration of the main validated questionnaires for the verification of quality of life (QoL).

Teaching Methods

Technical-Practical Activities; Seminars; Laboratory activities on the evaluation of CC, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness.

Textbooks

P. Buono. “ Attività Fisica per la Salute”, Idelson Gnocchi editore, Napoli, 2016;
Scientific literature updated on the topics covered

Learning assessment

At the end of the course the student will perform an oral exam to evaluate the acquisition of skills regarding the evaluation of physical fitness in subjects with chronic diseases and in elderly; the student must demonstrate in-depth knowledge on the planning, administration and evaluation of the effects of AFA protocols in different contexts. This oral exam ƒocusing on the ATP skills will represent a part of the oral test of the AFA exam (Prof Buono).
The student who does not attend to the ATP activities, can acquire the relative ATP credits (9CFU) also carrying out the activities at gym affiliated to the DISMEB or at gym following an acceptance, by the owner of the structure, of the student for the performance of the ATP. To this aim, the student can withdraw the appropriate register at the department secretary and deliver it during the final exam.

More information

to 13.00, DISMEB, I Piano, room 8, Via Medina, 40, Naples., By
appointment.
You can make an appointment by sending an email to:
annamaria.mancini@uniparthenope.it