Course detail

Exercise Medicine - Functional Anatomy

CESA-STELAcad. year: 2020/2021

Physical education medicine (hereinafter referred to as PE) is a clinical discipline whose basic subject is the physical and sports activity of a person in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Physical education medicine is conceived as an interdisciplinary field following the preparatory morphological subjects of the first year. The interdisciplinary content of the field enables to combine the knowledge of various clinical specializations into common pragmatic outcomes, which introduces students to the application issues of technical subjects. Graduates will get an idea of ​​the links between physical activities and the health status of an individual, knowledge of the possibilities of positive and negative influence on human health through physical activities as well as medical-technological procedures. This knowledge is essential for understanding the links between clinical and preclinical medical disciplines and the links between medical sciences and sporting activities - which ultimately lead to a nation's health.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Exercise medicine in an interdisciplinary concept showing the student the possibility of understanding the relationships of medical science, physical activity and current technical and technological possibilities.
The course provides students with knowledge concerning the causes, prevention and pre-medical examination of sports injuries and an importance of the first aid.

Students will be able to:
- explain the basics of first aid and resuscitation,
- explain the importance of physical activity for health
- describe the adaptation of organs and systems in regular physical load
- to explain the problems of civilization diseases, to name a civilization diseases
- describe the basics of musculoskeletal imaging processes,
- explain the problem of doping,
- describe the load on the body during different types of physical activities.

The written exam verifies that the student is able to:
- explain the basic knowledge and concepts of sports medicine and their relationships,
- demonstrate knowledge of the first aid and resuscitation,
- describe the basic types of sports injuries,
- describe imaging methods of the musculoskeletal system,
- present life style diseases list,
- describe doping issues and its control,
- describe the physiological and physical load in a sport,
- explain the importance of regeneration and types of therapies in sport,
- describe the adaptation of the body to regular physical activities.


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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

NOVOTNÝ J, SEBERA M, HRAZDIRA L, NOVOTNÁ M. (2003). Kapitoly sportovní medicíny, Paido/FSpS MU, (CS)
CINGLOVÁ, L. (2002) Vybrané kapitoly z tělovýchovného lékařství. 1. vydání. Praha: Karolinum, 199 s. ISBN 80-246-0492-2. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

Exercise Medicine (hereinafter referred to as EM) is a clinical field whose basic subject is human physical and sports activity in diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

1. Introduction to EM, introduction to clinical issues
2. Comprehensive view of movement and locomotor system, interdisciplinary view.
3. Importance of movement for health, sports load, prescription of physical activity.
4. Assessment of training effectiveness.
5. First aid and resuscitation.
6. Movement and cardio respiratory and metabolic diseases.
7. Orthopaedics - systemic division (bones, ligaments, fascia muscles, joints)
8. X-ray and USG imaging of the musculoskeletal system.
9.-10. Traumatology 1 - large joints, Traumatology 2 - limbs and axial skeleton
11. Basics of prosthetics (prostheses, orthoses, taping).
12. Pharmacotherapy of the musculoskeletal system.
13. Regeneration and reconditioning of the organism.
14. Kinesiotherapy - compensatory exercises, stretching
15. Physical therapy in rehabilitation.
16 Balneotherapy, wellness.
17. Doping, fight against doping (code, prohibited substances, sampling, agenda)
18. Medical security management of sports events.
19. Nutrition of athletes, diet and food supplements.
20.-21. Pharmacotherapy and sport, sport and diseases of civilization.
22.-23. Indoor and outdoor sports from the perspective of the physician.
24.-25. Proper management of strength and endurance training.


Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the field that deals with the influence of physical activity on human health, its adaptation to regular physical stress and positive and possible negative consequences resulting from this activity.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance 80%.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-STC Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit