Functional Assessment Protocols

Name: Functional Assessment Protocols
Code: DES10228M
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Human Kinetics

Teaching languages: Portuguese, English
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Regime de Frequência: Presencial

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

It is intended that students:
- Know how to prepare an assessment protocol
- Know apply different types of laboratory and field tests available for assessing the physical condition;
- Know and apply the know different batteries batteries commonly used physical condition.
- Know when to resort to the use of questionnaires used in various biomedical research.
- Understand the mechanisms that underlie the various physiological adaptations to exercise may cause.
- Take into account the implications that the application of different tests and batteries of physical condition, exercise prescription.
- Collect and interpret critically relevant scientific information on the topics addressed;
- Acquire the ability to communicate ideas and scientific knowledge, in oral and written form, organized in a coherent and logical language.


1. How to develop a protocol
2. Testing and interpretation of the principles of the exercise
2.1. cardiopulmonary assessment
2.1.1. Cardiac Function
2.1.2. function Aerobics
2.1.3. Anaerobic function
2.2. Assessment of body composition
2.3. Assessment of the strength
2.4. Assessment of neuromuscular function
2.5. Evaluation of flexibility
3. Batteries fitness
3.2. Eurofit
3.3. other
4. The use of questionnaires

Teaching Methods

The UC is organized inT, P classes and tutorials according to the regulation school on UE. T are plenary and based on the scientific method emphasizing the search for infor., the interpretation of experimental results and a critical and scientific rigor in students.

In P classes students must participate actively in the preparation and execution of work, in group discussions about the activities, and on the elaboration of individual reports. These classes are an oportunity for students develop their skills in the application of protocols of functional evaluation.

The student assessment includes answering to questions in the classes, and presentation by the students of relevant scientific articles and their discussion. Written evaluation will be carried out through a frequency or a final exam.

Despite the work attendance is essential to success in the course, relevance will be also given to working at distance. This will be done primarily through the provision of resources in Moodle.