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


A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Piero Sestili At the end of each lesson. By appointment when the teaching course is completed.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. 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

Physical Education for Health and Prevention (LM-67)
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 physical activity and pharmacology; improve their knowledge of drugs used to treat (and or to prevent) maladies, disorders and traumas where adapted physical activity is included in therapeutic, rehab and preventive programs. 



First stage. General pharmacology.

Second stage. Drugs acting on autonomic nervous system.

Third stage.Commonly prescribed drugs in Sport medicine. NSAIDs, glucocorticoids. Analgesics. Drugs used in orthopedic medicine.

Fourth stage. Antiosteoporotic agents. DMARDS and agents for rheumatoid arthritis. Myorelaxants and antispastic drugs.  Antiparkinson drugs; Hypolipidemic drugs. Drugs affecting coagulation.  Anti-obesity drugs. Hypoglicaemic agents. Antihypertensive drugs.

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 



Course books

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

Moodle platform slides 

As an alternative: 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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