Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEvangelia Kouidi
Course ID400000519

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students having finished the fourth semester of their studies can choose to attend this course
Learning Outcomes
The goal of this course is to provide the theoretical foundations and the practical applications for the development of rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic diseases. The beneficial effects, the adaptations and the probable risks from exercise training in chronic patients will also be described. Finally presented will be the general principles and approaches to managing rehabilitation programs.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Organizing and managing a rehabilitation center for patients with chronic diseases 2. Patient assessment (Inpatient-Outpatient Rehabilitation) (selection, defining the patient population, risk stratification, assessing the results) 3. Cardiac diseases - common symptoms and disorders during exercise training - Evaluation of functional capacity in cardiac patients 4. Rehabilitation programs for patients with coronary artery disease 5. Rehabilitation programs for patients with congestive heart failure 6. Rehabilitation programs for patients with hypertension 7. Rehabilitation programs for patients with obesity 8. Rehabilitation programs for patients with diabetes mellitus 9. End stage renal disease - common symptoms- possible disorders during training 10. Rehabilitation programs for patients with end-stage renal disease 11. Rehabilitation programs for patients with osteoporosis 12. Exercise training for patients with pulmonary diseases 13. Rehabilitation programs for patients with neurological problems (Parkisnon disease- multiple sclerosis)
rehabilitation, exercise therapy
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
power point presentations
Course Organization
Clinical Practice
Student Assessment
written exams by the end of each semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. «Καρδιολογία της Άθλησης», Καθηγητής κ. Α. Δεληγιάννης, εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου 2. «Άσκηση και Υγεία», Sharkey & Gaskill, εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου
Additional bibliography for study
1. P. Koufaki, E. Kouidi Current best evidence recommendations on measurement and interpretation of physical Function in patients with chronic kidney Disease. Sports Medicine, 40(12):1055-74, 2010 2. A. Mezzani, P. Agostoni, A. Cohen-Solal, U. Corrà, A. Jegier, E. Kouidi, S. Mazic, P. Meurin, M. Piepoli, A. Simon, CV. Laethem, L. Vanhees Standards for the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the functional evaluation of cardiac patients: a report from the Exercise Physiology Section of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil, 16: 249-67, 2009 3. M. Borjesson, A. Urhausen, E. Kouidi, D. Dugmore, S. Sharma, M. Halle, H. Heidbüchel, H. Björnstad, S. Gielen, A. Mezzani, D. Corrado, A. Pelliccia, L. Vanhees. Cardiovascular Evaluation of Middle-aged/Senior Individuals engaged in leisure-time sport activities: Position Stand from the sections of Exercise Physiology and Sports Cardiology of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR). European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 18(3):446-58, 2011 4. L. Vanhees, J De Sutter, N. Geladas, F. Doyle, V. Cornelissen, E. Kouidi, D. Dugmore, D. Vanuzzo, M. Börjesson, P. Doherty Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in defining the benefits to cardiovascular health within the general population: recommendations from the EACPR (Part I) European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2012 5. L. Vanhees, N. Geladas, D. Hansen, E. Kouidi, J. Niebauer, Z. Reiner, V. Cornelissen, S. Adamopoulos, E. Prescott, M. Börjesson Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors: recommendations from the EACPR (Part II) European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2012
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