EXERCISE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN ELDERLY

Course Information
TitleΑΣΚΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΖΩΗΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΤΡΙΤΗ ΗΛΙΚΙΑ / EXERCISE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN ELDERLY
CodeΕΠ0226/7
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorFotios Mavrovouniotis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600001394

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

Registered students: 29
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Theoretical Courses742

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600129034
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • 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
  • Video lectures
  • 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 ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures502
Total502
Student Assessment
Description
Written Examinatio
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • 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
1. Ειδικά Θέματα Τρίτης Ηλικίας και ο ρόλος της άσκησης. Μαυροβουνιώτης Φώτιος (2011). Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης. (Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις).
Last Update
18-12-2017