Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Loupos
Course ID400000236

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science (2014-2015)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreApplied Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-2

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There is no obligation to follow successfully any other course in order to follow lifeguarding
Learning Outcomes
To provide all the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for rescue techniques and first aids in areas under life guarding supervision
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Background and evolvement of lifeguarding. Contents of the course (theory). 2. Basic equipment (theory). Entrance in water. Special swimming techniques (practice). 3. Swimming techniques (breaststroke, sideways) (practice). 4. Swimming for physical fitness. Underwater swimming (practice). 5. Swimming with clothes. Use of equipment (practice). 6. Swimming with the victim (practice). 7. Encountering with the victim. Techniques (practice). 8. Encountering with the victim. Techniques (practice). Tests 9. Getting the victim out of the water (practice). 10. First Aids. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (theory). 11. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (practice). 12. Meteorology. Legal issues. 13. Lifeguarding and settlement of surveillance in coasts and swimming pools.
lifeguarding, first aids, swimming
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of powerpoint for teaching purpose and communication with the students via e-mail
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment241.0
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is conducted objectly since their tests are written on questions with specific answers and practical examination in lifeguarding techniques (25 m. underwater swimming, rescue of victim and exit out of water, drop from 3 m. high and rescue of a dummy in the depth).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Practical tests (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. First Aid Πρώτες Βοήθειες. Νικόλαος Β. Γκούρτσας. Γκιούρδας Εκδοτική, Αθήνα, 2008. 2. Η Κολύμβηση (Τεχνική, Διδασκαλία, Προπονητική, Ναυαγοσωστική). Σωτήρης Γιάτσης, Μιχάλης Σαμπάνης. Εκδόσεις Salto, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1993.
Additional bibliography for study
Σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή επιδίδεται σχετική επιστημονική βιβλιογραφία (ισχύουσες κατευθυντήριες οδηγίες καρδιοπνευμονικής αναζωογόνησης) και το Προεδρικό Διάταγμα περί θεμάτων Ναυαγοσωστικής.
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