Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Piero Sestili At the end of the lessons.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Sport Sciences (LM-68)
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The primary objectives of this teaching course are to help students make better links between sports and pharmacology knowledge, and make applications based on this knowledge in the field of athletic training and sport competitions; improve their consciousness about the risks of doping as well as their knowledge on the specific doping agents; make better and scientifically grounded links between sports and nutrition supplements.


First stage. General pharmacology. 

Second stage. Drugs acting on autonomic nervous system.

Third stage. Drugs prescription in sport medicine; drugs used in orthopedic medicine. Sport nutrition supplements: efficacy and safety

Fourth stage. Antihypertensive drugs. Commonly prescribed drugs in Sport medicine. NSAIDs, glucocorticoids. Analgesics. .

Fifth stage. Drugs illegally used in sport competition: effects on athletic performance , mechanism of action, side and toxic effects. Doping agents according to WADA classification. 

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding  - Basic knowledge of fundamental pharmacology and of the studied classes of drugs.

Applying knowledge and understanding - Capacity of understanding the impact of pharmacological therapy.

Making judgements - Capacity of autonomously forming personal and adequate opinions on pharmacological issues

Communication skills - Capacity of writing and explaining pharmacological concepts and issues using the basic terminology of the field.

Learning skills - The students will autonomously update their knowledge in the field; they will also be capable of critically understanding pharmacological issues inherent to their profession..

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Seminars on inherent topics

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Lessons in italian and, with regard to general pharmacology issues, in English.

Course books

Farmacologia applicata all'esercizio fisico - Montefeltro Libri/Bookservice - Urbino

Moodle platform slides

Pharmacology condensed. 2nd edition, by M.M. Dale and D.G. Haylett, Elsevier


Written questionnaire consisiting in 15 close-ended, multiple choice questions (2/30 or 0/30 for each correct or wrong answers/unanswered questions, respectively) and 2 open questions (from-2 to +2/30 for each answer).  The final mark corresponds to the algebric sum of the above scores (the minimunm mark is 18/30).  The students can either accept this mark, or ask for an additional viva voce examination. In this case the final mark corresponds to the integration of written and viva voce results.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


Please contact the teacher.

Course books

The same as for attending students:


The same as for attending students.

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