Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MOVEMENT SCIENCES FOR PREVENTION AND WELLBEING
Disciplinary sector: 
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY (MED/36)
Language: 
Italian
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
- lower back pain.
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 in which the ability to connect and synthesize different aspects discussed during the course, In particular the student has to define the role of diagnostic procedures. This has to be applied in chronic diseases in which a functional recovery is necessary and is usefull. To pass the exam, the candidate's ability to summarize, the clarity and fairness of the presentation will be taken into account.
The exam will focus on 3 questions: the first one of general nature on diagnostic methodologies and their applicability in the field of prevention and well-being (minimum grade 6/10), the second on the role of imaging methods in chronic diseases and the third is related to the role of imaging procedures in the identification of motor activities to improve well-being and quality of life in populations with debilitating chronic diseases (minimum grade 6/10) .
The vote will be expressed in 30/30. The minimum grade to pass the exam is 18/30.

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