Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I SEMESTRE Oct 1, 2018 Jan 25, 2019
II SEMESTRE Mar 4, 2019 May 31, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Jan 28, 2019 Feb 28, 2019
Sessione estiva Jun 3, 2019 Jul 5, 2019
Sessione autunnale Aug 26, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
Sessione straordinaria Jan 27, 2020 Feb 28, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Mar 18, 2018 Apr 5, 2018
Sessione estiva Jul 8, 2019 Jul 26, 2019
Sessione autunnale Oct 14, 2019 Nov 5, 2019
Sessione straordinaria Mar 16, 2020 Apr 3, 2020

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F L M P R S T V Z

Ardigo' Luca Paolo

luca.ardigo@univr.it +39 045 842 5117

Bertucco Matteo

matteo.bertucco@univr.it +39 0458425112

Bortolan Lorenzo

lorenzo.bortolan@univr.it +39 0464 483 510

Cesari Paola

paola.cesari@univr.it 045 8425124

Dell'Aquila Paolo

paolo.dellaquila@univr.it

Donadelli Massimo

massimo.donadelli@univr.it 0458027281

Donati Donatella

donatella.donati@univr.it 045 8425168

Fiorio Mirta

mirta.fiorio@univr.it +39 0458425133

Lanza Massimo

massimo.lanza@univr.it +39 0458425118

Lascioli Angelo

angelo.lascioli@univr.it +39 045802 8156

Leone Roberto

roberto.leone@univr.it 0458027612

Moghetti Paolo

paolo.moghetti@univr.it +39 045 8123114

Pellegrini Barbara

barbara.pellegrini@univr.it +39 0464 483507

Pogliaghi Silvia

silvia.pogliaghi@univr.it 045 8425128

Polettini Aldo Eliano

aldo.polettini@univr.it 3337475432

Roi Giulio Sergio

gs.roi@isokinetic.com +39 051 298 6808

Sartori Fabio

fabio.sartori@univr.it

Schena Federico

federico.schena@univr.it +39 045 842 5143 - +39 045 842 5120 - +39 0464 483 506

Smania Nicola

nicola.smania@univr.it +39 045 8124573

Tinazzi Michele

michele.tinazzi@univr.it +39 045 8122601

Valentini Roberto

roberto.valentini@univr.it +39 045 812 3542

Vitali Francesca

francesca.vitali@univr.it +39 045 842 5147

Zanolin Maria Elisabetta

elisabetta.zanolin@univr.it +39 045 802 7654

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°1 module among the following

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S006278

Coordinatore

Matteo Bertucco

Credits

6

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

M-EDF/01 - PHYSICAL TRAINING SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY

Period

I SEMESTRE dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 25, 2019.

Learning outcomes

Biomechanics is concerned with the mechanical / anatomical bases of human movement. An interdisciplinary approach is used in which materials from anatomy, physiology and physics (mechanics) are integrated. Quantitative and qualitative biomechanical analyses of human movement are studied from the perspective of kinematic and kinetic descriptions of multi-segment motion. These external phenomena are used to estimate internal muscle mechanics and joint loading. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to concepts of mechanics as they apply to human movement. The student should gain an understanding of the mechanical and anatomical principles that govern human motion and develop the ability to link the structure of the human body with its function from a mechanical perspective, with particular attention to pathological conditions and changes across one lifespan. At the completion of this course it is desired that each student be able to: 1) describe motion with precise, well-defined mechanical and bio-mechanical terminology; 2) understand and quantify linear and angular characteristics of motion; 3) understand the quantitative relationships between angular and linear motion characteristics of a rotating body; 4) understand and quantify the cause and effect of force, linear and angular kinetic of human movement; 5) interpret and analyze the kinematic, kinetic parameters and muscle activation of normal and pathological gait; 6) evaluate the biomechanical properties of common movement task either in healthy and pathological conditions.

Program

Lectures:
• Short review of math and physics: trigonometric functions, force, vector algebra, moment / torque.
• Anthropometry: density, segment mass, center of mass, moment of inertia, radius of gyration, use of anthropometrics tables.
• Linear and Angular Kinematics: linear velocity & acceleration, differentiation of kinematic data; joint angles, joint angular velocity, joint angular acceleration.
• Linear and angular Kinetics: Newton’s Laws, Link segment model, type of forces, joint force, joint torque.
• Statics/Equilibrium: conditions for equilibrium, levers and pulleys, applications of statics to biomechanics, joint and muscle forces in static condition.
• Posture: biomechanics of standing, joint mechanics during standing, equilibrium conditions during standing; biomechanics of toppling; biomechanics of anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments, abnormal posture: pathologies and postural deficits.
• Friction: physic of friction, biomechanics of friction in human movement, slipping.
• Inverse Dynamics
• Impulse & Momentum: linear and angular impulse, linear and angular momentum, applications to human movement.
• Work - Energy - Power: definition of work, energy and power, work, energy and power in linear motion, work, energy and power in angular motion.
• Muscle Mechanics: mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system; neuromechanical adaptations of the system to pathological conditions;
• Joint mechanics: biomechanical characteristic of the principal joint of human body during movements in pathological and no-pathological conditions.
• Gait: spatial-temporal parameters of gait, kinematic of gait, kinetic of gait, muscles intervention during gait cycle, pathological gait.
• Reaching/Pointing: Biomechanics of reaching and pointing movements, reaching and pointing in pathological conditions.
• Common movement tasks in clinical assessment: gait initiation, stair ascending and descending, landing, seat & stand.
• Orthotics in clinical setting: brief introduction to the mechanical principles of the common orthotics for musculoskeletal system diseases.

Laboratory:
• Trigonometry, vector algebra and torque: exercises.
• Anthropometry.
• Linear and angular kinematics.
• Kinetics: exercises.
• Posture and balance.
• Anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments.
• Lifting, internal torques and EMG.
• Normal and pathological gait.
• Inverse Dynamic: exercises.
• Stair negotiation, sitting and standing, reaching
• Observation and qualitative analysis of representative pathological gaits.

Language of instruction:
• Lectures: English
• Laboratory: Italian
• Questions to the instructors: either in Italian or English

Minimum course requirements
• Basis of Trigonometry
• Fundamentals of physics applied to human movement
• Basic knowledge of Excel

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Federico Schena Articoli scientifici indicati dal docente / Suggested scientific articles related to the lecture's topic 2020
David A. Winter Biomechanics and motor control of human movement Wiley  
Jim Richards Biomechanics in Clinic and Research Churchill Livingstone  
Perry et al Gait analysis: normal and pathological function Thorofare (New Jersey): Slack  
Legnani, Palmieri, Fassi Introduzione alla biomeccanica dello sport CittàStudi Edizioni 2018
Neumann Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: foundations for rehabilitation 2016
Federico Schena Materiale didattico fornito dal docente / Material provided by the teacher 2020
Roger Enoka Neuromechanics of Human Movement Human Kinetics; 5 edizione 2015

Examination Methods

Grading:
Final Exam (FE) 85%
Laboratory Project (LP) 10%
Gait Inverse Dynamic Project (GP) 5%
Total 100%

Final exam will consist on a Written Test and an Oral Exam.
Written test:
• The written test will evaluate the capability to apply the logical and mathematical principles of the topics covered at the lectures.
• The written test will contain 30 multiple-choice questions.
• Each question will have a score from 1 to 3 for a total of 45 points. Incorrect and missing answers will have a score of 0.
• The written test grade will be obtained by dividing the test score by 1.5 (45/30)

Oral Exam:
• The admission to the Oral Exam requires ≥18/30 at the Written Test.
• The only admission to the Oral Exam does not guarantee to pass the Final Exam.
• It will consist in an oral discussion aimed to evaluate:
- Insightful understanding of course theoretical concepts;
- Use of proper terminology
- Competency to translate the theoretical concepts to practical settings.
• The student is free to taking the Oral Exam either in Italian or English.
• Taking the Oral Exam in English will assign a Bonus of 2 points.

Students will work on the project as a group of 5-6 people based on the data collected during the laboratory classes. The details of the project will be given during the first laboratory class. The laboratory project will receive a score based on the 30-point scale.

Gait Inverse dynamic Project will be explained and assigned to the students after the lecture about the inverse dynamic. The project will be evaluated during the oral exam and it will be scored with a scale from 0 to 5 points and eventually converted in the 30-point scale; 0=fail, 1=18/30, 2=21/30, 3=24/30, 4=27/30, 5=30/30.

Final grade will be assigned as follows:
(FEx85+LPx10+GPx5)/(85+10+5)+English Bonus

N.B. Minimal requirement to pass the entire course: 18/30 in each part (i.e. FE, LP, GP)

Academic Honesty Policy:
Given the professional nature of our program academic dishonesty is not tolerated in this course. Any substantiated instances of academic dishonest will result in a zero for the assignments (projects and/or final exam) and consequently a final course grade of 0/30.

Type D and Type F activities

Career prospects


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Graduation

Attachments

Title Info File
Doc_Univr_pdf Linee Guida laurea magistrale 441 KB, 21/07/22 

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Respiro periodico e scambi gassosi alveolo – capillari. Applied computing - Life and medical sciences
Respiro periodico e scambi gassosi alveolo – capillari. Computer Applications - LIFE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
Soglia Anaerobica (Anaerobic Threshold) Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology: Organ physiology, pathophysiology, endocrinology, metabolism, ageing, tumorigenesis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome - Metabolism, biological basis of metabolism related disorders
Studio Componente Lenta (Slow Component) Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology: Organ physiology, pathophysiology, endocrinology, metabolism, ageing, tumorigenesis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome - Metabolism, biological basis of metabolism related disorders
Aspetti psicologici dello sport adattato: la Disabilty Sport Psychology (DSP) Various topics
Bioenergetica e biomeccanica del long bed rest Various topics
Caratterizzazione e promozione dei percorsi ciclo-pedonali del Comune di Affi Various topics
Competenze professionali e spazi occupazionali del laureato in Scienze Motorie Various topics
Efetti dell'esercizio fisico di breve durata ed alta intensità in donne affette da PCOS Various topics
Effetti dell'esercizio fisico su composizione corporea, sensibilità insulinica e grasso epatico e muscolare in soggetti con diabeti tipo 2 Various topics
Effetti dell'esercizio fisico sul quadro metabolico e sull'outcome neonatale in donne con diabete gestazionale Various topics
Il costo energetico del cammino con ausilio in soggetti anziani Various topics
Il ruolo dell'immaginazione e dell'osservazione di azioni nella riabilitazione neuromotoria Various topics
La stabilità posturale negli adulti anziani influenzata da feedback di tipo sonoro Various topics
Preparazione mentale (Psychological Skill Training) alla pratica sportiva di atleti con disabilità fisica Various topics
Relazione fra capacità motorie, composizione corporea e caratteristiche endocrino-metabolico in donne affette da sindrome dell'ovaio policistico Various topics
Review dei sistemi misura portatili dell'attività fisica e del dispendio metabolico Various topics
Ricadute psicologiche delle attività motorie adattate (APA) per persone anziane e con disabilità fisiche e cognitive Various topics
Studio degli aggiustamenti posturali anticipati in diverse condizioni dinamiche Various topics
Valutazione della forza in donne affette da Sindrome dell'ovaio Policistico Various topics

Student mentoring


Gestione carriere


Orario lezioni

L’orario delle lezioni è pubblicato nel portale studenti e nella app univr lezioni

N.B. Si ricorda di confermare la prenotazione del posto nel momento in cui si accede all’aula.

Le esercitazioni e i laboratori verranno organizzati in sottogruppi dai singoli docenti responsabili dei corsi e sarà necessario frequentarle in sede e solamente per queste non sarà necessaria la prenotazione del posto ma verrà rilevata la presenza dal docente il giorno stesso.


E' confermato l'obbligo di frequenza al 70% (in presenza o in videoregistrazione), come da Regolamento dei corsi di laurea e laurea magistrale.

L'accesso alle pagine Moodle dei singoli insegnamenti è vincolato alla compilazione del piano di studi.

Ulteriori informazioni relative all'utilizzo della app Univr Lezioni, FAQ e guida all'utilizzo sono disponibili in allegato e al link:
https://www.univr.it/it/app-univr-lezioni

 


Internships

Internships are aimed at enabling students to gain direct knowledge of the world of work and to acquire specific professional skills.

Internships are carried out under the responsibility of an individual lecturer, and can be carried out in professional firms, public administration bodies and companies recognised by the University of Verona.

Any CFU credits gained by doing internships will be recognised and recorded by the University in accordance with the relevant University regulations in force (Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari).

For further information on internships, please go to: https://www.univr.it/it/i-nostri-servizi/stage-e-tirocini.


Linguistic training CLA


Courses in English

The Master's Degree Programme offers some courses in English. Read below:

Il corso di Laurea Magistrale offre una scelta di insegnamenti che vengono impartiti in lingua inglese.


TABLE/ELENCO

1° anno/year - modulo di lezioni di HUMAN MOVEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL in Planning and coaching of training for physical preparation / Programmazione e conduzione dell'allenamento per la preparazione fisica -  6 CFU TAF B - Prof. Paola Cesari

1° anno/year - - insegnamento di BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT - Biomechanics of human movement   6 CFU TAF B - Prof. Matteo Bertucco

 

 

 


Area riservata studenti


Competenze linguistiche

 

DOPO LA LAUREA TRIENNALE
Per proseguire gli studi in uno dei corsi di Laurea Magistrale dell'ambito delle Scienze motorie è necessario possedere competenze linguistiche almeno di livello B1 informatizzato (o superiore) specificamente di lingua inglese, poichè i corsi di studio di livello superiore prevedono nel proprio piano didattico la presenza di  insegnamenti o di moduli impartiti dai docenti direttamente in inglese.

Inoltre, tali competenze costituiscono requisito di accesso indispensabile per poter partecipare alla prova di ìngresso oppure per iscriversi ad una laurea magistrale.

La conoscenza di altre lingue diverse dall'Inglese NON può venire riconosciuta come "requisito" utile per l'accesso ai corsi di laurea magistrale. Tuttavia, la certificazione posseduta potrà essere valutata da un'apposita Commissione di docenti ed eventualmente riconosciuta in termini di crediti (CFU) a scelta dello studente, presentando domanda al momento dell'immatricolazione.

Si invita a leggere con attenzione i bandi di concorso annuali per l'ammissione ai corsi di laurea magistrali per maggiori informazioni - consultare nel sito del corso di studio anche la sezione "Iscriversi".