SPECIAL ISSUES IN THE ELDERLY

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΤΡΙΤΗΣ ΗΛΙΚΙΑΣ / SPECIAL ISSUES IN THE ELDERLY
CodeΕΠ0163
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorFotios Mavrovouniotis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID400000549

Programme of Study: Proptychiakó Prógramma Spoudṓn 1984-1985

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-0

Programme of Study: Proptychiakó Prógramma Spoudṓn 1983-1984

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-0

Programme of Study: Proptychiakó Prógramma Spoudṓn 1989-1990

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-0

Programme of Study: Proptychiakó Prógramma Spoudṓn 1988-1989

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-0

Programme of Study: Proptychiakó Prógramma Spoudṓn 1987-1988

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-0

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600062044
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of the course the students will have the necessary knowledge regarding the beneficial effects of physical activity in the ensuring of old people autonomy and good functionality. They will also can apply appropriate exercise programs for chronic disease confrontation aiming at the improvement of the quality of life.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Purpose: Through the course, the studentσ acquire specialized knowledge regarding the degenerative lesions brought on by aging in biological / physiological systems of the body. Furthermore, the students will be able to design and implement specific-appropriate exercise programs aiming at the ensuring of old people autonomy and good functionality. The course covers systematically and comprehensively all aspects of aging. Teaching Units: 1. Introduction. Changes in various systems with advancing age 2) Exercise-induced adaptations in the body. 3) The Effects of exercise on elderly people with chronic diseases (Respiratory) 4) The Effects of exercise on elderly people with chronic diseases (Cardiovascular) 5) The Effects of exercise on elderly people with chronic diseases (Musculoskeletal-Arthritis) 6) The Effects of exercise on elderly people with chronic diseases(Musculoskeletal-osteoporosis) 7) The Effects of exercise on elderly people with chronic diseases (Urinary, Digestive) 8) Psychological and social effects of aging and the effect of exercise 9) Falls and accidents in elderly people- Balance improvement. 10) Memory in elderly people and the effect of exercise 11) Aerobic exercise training programs in elderly people 12) Exercise programs for muscle stregthening in elderly people 13) Summarization
Keywords
Elderly people, Exercise, Disorder Confrontation, Quality of life
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures75
Total75
Student Assessment
Description
Written Examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Σωστή άσκηση στην τρίτη ηλικία. Προγράμματα άσκησης για τη βελτίωση της ποιότητας ζωής, Patricia A. Brill (2006). Μετάφραση -Επιμέλεια Εκδόσεις SALTO, ISBN: 960-278-148-3, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2006. 2. Ιατρική της Άθλησης: Από τη θεωρία στην πράξη. Αστέριος Π. Δεληγιάννης. Εκδόσεις University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1997.
Additional bibliography for study
Ειδικά Θέματα Τρίτης Ηλικίας και ο ρόλος της άσκησης. Μαυροβουνιώτης Φώτιος (2011). Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης. (Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις).
Last Update
10-01-2017