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: 32
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
This is a set course studied in the first semester of the basic studies
Learning Outcomes
Primary goal of this course is to provide all the necessary theoretical and practical information for the understanding of general and specific 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, 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)
Sports science – content and aim 1. Sedentary lifestyle as a risk factor for health disorders 2. Exercise rehabilitation for chronic diseases 3. Exercise during childhood 4. Cardiac adverse effects of the use of ergogenic and doping substances 5. Exercise-induced syndromes- symptoms – systemic disorders 6. Exercise and metabolic syndrome 7. Exercise in the elderly 8. Exercise training and the heart: cardiac adaptations to training 9. Athletic triad - Exercise during pregnancy 10. Exercise and the environment- disorders 11. Overtraining syndrome 12. Sudden cardiac death and exercise 13. Preparticipation screening of athletes- Evaluation of functional capacity
sports medicine, first aids, exercise-induced adaptations and disorders
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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
Course Organization
Written assigments75
Student Assessment
Written exams by the end of the semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ιατρική της Άθλησης. Αστέριος Π. Δεληγιάννης. University Studio Press. 2. Αθλητιατρική. Scuderi GR., Mc Cann PD., Bruno P.J. Broken Hill Publishers Ltd. Επιμέλεια: Μπαλτόπουλος Π. Εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης
Additional bibliography for study
Κατά τη διάρκεια των διαλέξεων προτείνονται νεώτερες βιβλιογραφίες. 1.Christou GA, Kouidi EJ, Anifanti MA, Sotiriou PG, Koutlianos NA, Deligiannis AP. Pathophysiological mechanisms of noncardiac syncope in athletes.Int J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 1;224:20-26. 2. Triantafyllidis A, Filos D, Claes J, Buys R, Cornelissen V, Kouidi E, Chouvarda I, Maglaveras N. Computerised decision support in physical activity interventions: A systematic literature review. Int J Med Inform. 2018 Mar;111:7-16. 3. Sotiriou P, Kouidi E, Karagiannis A, Koutlianos N, Geleris P, Vassilikos V, Deligiannis A. Arterial adaptations in athletes of dynamic and static sports disciplines - a pilot study.Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2019;39(3):183-191. 4. Pagourelias ED, Kouidi E, Vassilikos VP.Recommendations for participation in competitive sport in athletes with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: opening the sacks of Aeolus.Eur Heart J. 2019;40(36):3064. 5. Adami PE, Koutlianos N, Baggish A, Bermon S, Cavarretta E, Deligiannis A, Furlanello F, Kouidi E, Marques-Vidal P, Niebauer J, Pelliccia A, Sharma S, Solberg EE, Stuart M, Papadakis M. Cardiovascular effects of doping substances, commonly prescribed medications and ergogenic aids in relation to sports: a position statement of the sport cardiology and exercise nucleus of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2022;29(3):559-575. 6. Christou GA, Deligiannis AP, Kouidi EJ.The role of cardiac computed tomography in pre-participation screening of mature athletes. Eur J Sport Sci 2022;22(4):636-649. 7. Rovithis D, Anifanti M, Koutlianos N, Teloudi A, Kouidi E, Deligiannis A.Left Ventricular Diastolic Response to Isometric Handgrip Exercise in Physically Active and Sedentary Individuals. J Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2022; 9(11):389 8. Tomovic M, Toliopoulos A, Koutlianos N, Dalkiranis A, Bubanj S, Deligiannis A, Kouidi E. Correlation between Cardiopulmonary Indices and Running Performance in a 14.5 km Endurance Running Event. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022; 19(19):12289. 9. Koutlianos N, Sotiriou P, Christou G, Pagourelias E, Anifanti M, Christou K, Tsironi M, Andriopoulos P, Kouidi E, Deligiannis A.Arterial Function after a 246 km Ultra-marathon Running Race. Int J Sports Med. 2021 Dec;42(13):1167-1173. 10. Iliadis A, Tomovic M, Dervas D, Psymarnou M, Christoulas K, Kouidi EJ, Deligiannis AP. A Novel mHealth Monitoring System during Cycling in Elite Athletes. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(9):4788. 11. Christou GA, Pagourelias ED, Deligiannis AP, Kouidi EJ. Exploring the Anthropometric, Cardiorespiratory, and Haematological Determinants of Marathon Performance. Front Physiol. 2021;12:693733
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