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School of Medicine
PREVENTIVE AND ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Course unit
FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
MEP4065253, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PREVENTIVE AND ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
IF0376, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Department of reference Department of Medicine
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dimed/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IF0376-000ZZ-2017-MEP4065253-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PREVENTIVE AND ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DANIEL NEUNHAEUSERER
Other lecturers MARCO BERGAMIN M-EDF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-EDF/01 Teaching Methods for Physical Activities 8.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 15/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Have a thorough knowledge of exercise physiology and basic knowledge of functional assessment. English language skills.
Target skills and knowledge: Understandings: understand the principles of cardiorespiratory, strength and balance assessment and the main changes that are associated with different health and disease conditions.

Skills: demonstrate the ability to identify the main alterations of cardiorespiratory, strength and balance tests, typical of different health conditions. Show the capability to perform or cooperate in the completion of specific functional tests.

Dispositions: appreciate the importance of a comprehensive assessment of cardiorespiratory, strength and balance, for its ability of carrying fundamental diagnostic and prognostic information, as well as for exercise and training prescription.
Examination methods: Students will be required to analyse, evaluate and comment data of a functional evaluation carried out in healthy subjects and people with chronic diseases.
Assessment criteria: The final grade will be determined by both the finale exam and active class participation.
Course unit contents: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of and the ability to perform non-invasive cardiopulmonary procedures, strength and balance testing for diagnostic and functional evaluation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Course material will be presented through in-person lectures, clinical cases interactive discussion, and (mostly) through laboratory activities.
Class participation is an important component of this course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: There is no required text for this course. Reading materials will be available on the class web page and the instructor will provide soft or hard copies in person. Students are also expected to be able to search and critically-review recent literature and therefore are responsible for gaining access to peer-reviewed sources via online databases or University library holdings.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • ACSM, ACSM’S guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. --: --, 2009. VIII Edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Australian Institute of Sport Rebecca Tanner, Christopher Gore, Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes. --: Human Kinetics, 2013. 2nd Edition Cerca nel catalogo
  • Reiman M, Manske R., Functional Testing in Human Performance. --: Human Kinetics, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Maud PJ, Foster C., Physiological assessment of human fitness. --: Human Kinetics, 2006. 2nd Edition Cerca nel catalogo