Genetics and sports


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Basic concepts of human genetics
Basic methodological approaches in human genetics
Understanding complex nature of sport performance and underlying mechanisms
Nature or nurture in sport performance
Gender, somatotype, differences in skeletal muscle structure, ligaments and tendons, differences in size and ability of cardiac muscle, lungs, metabolic processes, blood cell generation

Specific genes and sports performance
State of the art research of genetics and adaptation to training
Genetics of musculoskeletal system and its relevance in the design of training
Genetic predisposition for sport injury
Susceptibility to injuries of ligaments, tendons, stress fractures, concussion, cardiac arrest
Genetic testing – practical and ethical considerations
Gene doping – the use and detection methods