Athletes' pathology

Course Information
TitleΠαθολογία Αθλουμένων / Athletes' pathology
Interdepartmental ProgrammeIPPS Sport and Health (2015-today)
Collaborating SchoolsPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Kouidi
Course ID600000613

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course can be chosen by students of the 3rd semester studying Sports Medicine
Learning Outcomes
The primary aim is to present the common exercise-induced disorders or those that may not be straightly connected to exercise (e.g. influenced by the environment). Additional goal of this course is to provide all the necessary theoretical and practical information for the primary handling of some disorders during exercise.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
Course Content (Syllabus)
Common disorders during exercise and symptoms – estimation and handling Exercise-induced syndromes, cardiovascular complications during exercise Neurological disorders and exercise , epilepsy Wound-bleeding Respiratory disorders and exercise, Asthma, exercise-induced bronchospasm Telemedicine in sports Skin disorders and exercise, Allergy Immunity and exercise Diabetes mellitus, other metabolic disorders and exercise Exercise induced Syncope, collapse – reason and handling - 8. Anemia and exercise Renal disorders during strenuous exercise, Kidney function Exercise at the extremes - possible disorders
exercise-induced disorders, first aids
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power point presentations, videos
Course Organization
Reading Assigment752.9
Written assigments1505.8
Student Assessment
Power point presentation, Literature review on a relevant subject written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιατρική της Αθλησης, Α Δεληγιάννης, University Studio Press, 3rd edition
Additional bibliography for study
Cosca D, Navazio F. Common Problems in Endurance Athletes. Am Fam Physician 2007; 76:237-44. Borjesson M, Urhausen A, Kouidi E, et al. Cardiovascular evaluation of middle-aged/senior individuals engaged in leisure-time sport activities: position stand from the sections of exercise physiology and sports cardiology of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2011; 18(3):446-58 Deligiannis AP, Kouidi EJ, Koutlianos NA, Karagiannis V, Anifanti MA, Tsorbatzoglou K, Farmakis D, Avgerinos C, Mameletzi DN, Samara AP. Eighteen years' experience applying old and current strategies in the pre-participation cardiovascular screening of athletes. Hellenic J Cardiol 2014; 55(1):32-41. Pagourelias ED, Kouidi E, Efthimiadis GK, Deligiannis A, Geleris P, Vassilikos V. Right atrial and ventricular adaptations to training in male Caucasian athletes: an echocardiographic study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013; 26(11):1344-52. Engebretsen L, Soligard T, Steffen K, et al. Sports injuries and illnesses during the London Summer Olympic Games 2012Br J Sports Med 2013;47:407–414. de Oliveira EP, Burini RC, Jeukendrup A. Gastrointestinal Complaints During Exercise: Prevalence, Etiology, and Nutritional Recommendations. Sports Med 2014; 44 (Suppl 1):S79–S85 Bussotti M, Di Marco S, Marchese G. Respiratory disorders in endurance athletes – how much do they really have to endure? Open Access J Sports Med. 2014; 5: 47–63 Dempsey J, Morgan B. Humans In Hypoxia: A Conspiracy Of Maladaptation?! Physiology 2015; 30:304-316 Christou GA, Kouidi EJ, Anifanti MA, Sotiriou PG, Deligiannis AP. A novel strategy for evaluating tilt test in athletes with syncope. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2016; 23(9):1003-10. Christou GA, Kouidi EJ, Anifanti MA, Sotiriou PG, Koutlianos NA, Deligiannis AP Pathophysiological mechanisms of noncardiac syncope in athletes. Int J Cardiol 2016; 224: 20-26 Simon M. Rice S, Purcell R, De Silva S, Mawren D, McGorry P, Parker A. The Mental Health of Elite Athletes: A Narrative Systematic Review. Sports Med 2016; 46:1333–1353
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