Exercise for individuals with chronic diseases

Course Information
TitleΆσκηση σε άτομα με χρόνιες παθήσεις / Exercise for individuals with chronic diseases
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000580

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Learn how exercise can be used as prevention and diagnosis of chronic diseases. The student will study how to modify the exercise training programmes in patients with chronic diseases, so that exercise is safe and effective for these patients. Exercise prescription programmes and case studies will be introduced. At the end of the course, the student will be able to design exercise programmes for cardiac patients, for patients with diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes), hypertension, pulmonary diseases, and other chronic diseases.
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
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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)
Chronic diseases - Introduction to the pathophysiology of pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and obesity- Exercise and cardiac rehabilitation (phases I-IV) - Cardiac Hypertrophy - Exercise presciption in patients with cardiac diseases, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and metabolic syndrom. Case study : Presentation of an individualized exercise prescription program by a the students, working in groups of 5 students.
diabetes and exercise, cardiovascular rehabilitation, hypertension and exercise, pulmonary rehabilitation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • research papers
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work80.3
Reading Assigment240.9
exercise prescritpion case study120.5
Student Assessment
The final grade in the course “Exercise for patients with chronic diseases” is based on the grades achieved in the final examination (95%, e-learning). The examination consists partly of multiple choice questions and partly on short-answer questions. Detailed instructions are given to the students at the beginning of the semester in the course outline and in the Depertment's Assignment Manual. Students must achieve at least 50 per cent on the final examination in order to pass the course. During the semester students are able to self-evaluate their understanding on the course material by taking short quizzes. Students are required to present (in power point presentation) in groups of 5 students, a case study involving exercise prescription in a patient with a chronic disease (0.5 of the final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Η άσκηση ως θεραπεία. Δεληγιάννης Αστέριος, Κουϊδή Ευαγγελία. University Studio Press 201; ISBN 978-960-12-2446-6 ACSM αξιολόγηση σχεδιασμός προγραμμάτων άσκησης 9η έκδοση (Επιμελητής Ι. Βράμπας, Ν Γελαδάς, Α Τζιαμούρτας, Ι Φατούρος) 2017; ISBN 978-996-3716-852 Άσκηση και χρόνιες παθήσεις, Τοκμακίδης Σάββας, Παναγιώτης Κ.ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΣΧΑΛΙΔΗΣ/BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD; ISBN 978-960-399-0796
Additional bibliography for study
Πρόσφατα ερευνητικά άρθρα (δίδεται στους φοιτητές η σχετική βιβλιογραφία) . Σημειώσεις από slides του μαθήματος.
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