Sports medicine

Course Information
TitleΑθλητιατρική / Sports medicine
Interdepartmental ProgrammeIPPS Sports and Health (2018-today)
Collaborating SchoolsPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Kouidi
Course ID600000595

Programme of Study: IPPS Sports and Health (2018-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
This is a set course studied in the first semester
Learning Outcomes
Primary goal of this course is to provide all the basic but also a wide range of more specific theoretical and practical information for the understanding of general and various targeted topics of Sports Medicine. Thus, the functional changes and adaptations from exercise training, as well as the effects of detraining in both athletes and patients of any age will be taught. Additionally, important questions, such as common disorders during exercise and first aids, athletes' pre-participation screening as well as the health risks from the use of ergogenic aids will be discussed in depth.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Physical inactivity as a health risk factor 2. Anatomic and functional cardiac and respiratory adaptations in sports 3. Exercise in children - Bronchial asthma - Iron deficiency anemia 4. Female athlete triad - Exercise in pregnancy 5. Exercise in the elderly 6. Exercise training as a therapeutic modality in chronic diseases 7. Acute pathological disorders during exercise - Sudden cardiac death in sports 8. First aids in the sport field - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 9. Pre-participation screening of athletes - Guidelines for safe exercise training in pathological conditions 10. Principles in Sports Nutrition - Sports Dietary 11. Methodology of research in Sports Medicine - Statistics 12. Ergogenic aids - Doping in sports 13. Overtraining syndrome
sports medicine, first aids, exercise-induced adaptations and disorders
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Published literarure in sports medicine via e-mail and USB stick
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point presentations and communication with the students via e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment60
Written assigments75
Student Assessment
1. Final written exam (40%) 2. Personal essay (30%) 3. Powerpoint presentation (20%) 4. Active participation in class (10%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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