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Academic year
Didactic period
Secondo Semestre

Training objectives

To understand the phylogenetic and ontogenetic behaviour of the human movement.
To learn the way the joints operate through their range of movement, the complex movements of the human joints, the different functions of the muscles and the joints.
Evaluate the role of innovasive technologies to analyze ojectively the body motion


Anatomy, physiology and neuro-physiology of human muscles, bones and joints.

Course programme

Phylogenetic and ontogenetic development of the human movement: movements of the major human joints: shoulder, elbow, wrist, spine, hip, knee and ankle joints; the gait, the run. Posturologic elements.
Sports related overuse conditions.

Didactic methods

Lectures webminar

Learning assessment procedures

Written test. 30 multiple choice questions. Evaluation: 1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for wrong answer or not given. Time allocated: 1.30 hours

Reference texts

A. Kapandji, The physiology of the joints
V. Pirola, Cinesiologia. Il movimento umano applicato alla rieducazione e alle attività sportive, Edi-Ermes
Power point and video links presented at the lessons