Physiological Adaptation to Ageing

Course Information
TitleΦυσιολογικές προσαρμογές κατά τη γήρανση / Physiological Adaptation to Ageing
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000613

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

Registered students: 25
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSTheoretical ElectiveWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: -describe the theories and underlying biological mechanisms of aging, why we age -recognize the structure and function of the various cells, tissues, organs and physiological systems of the human body during aging -understand the biological, morphological and functional alterations/adaptations observed in the human body during aging -evaluate the effect of exercise and nutrition on the physiological adaptations observed during aging
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction - Aging as a normal process-Aging theories-Special topics • Biological, morphological and functional adaptations of the various systems • Circulatory System • Respiratory system • Skeletal system • Nervous system • Muscle system • Endocrine system-Metabolism • Urinary system • Digestive system • Sensory organs
aging, physiological adaptations, exercise, nutrition
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • scientific papers
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
Communication with students through the e-learning service (elearning). Posting of relevant educational material, information and announcements regarding the course (eg, scientific papers, PowerPoint presentations, internet lectures by scientists / researchers specializing in aging, links to video animations, interactive exercises).
Course Organization
Reading Assigment381.5
Student Assessment
The evaluation and progress of the students will be achieved by: a) the presentation of a scientific article, b) as well as the final written examination in the content of the scientific articles presentations of all students.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Επιστημονικά άρθρα, παρουσιάσεις PowerPoint, διαλέξεις για τις φυσιολογικές προσαρμογές κατά τη γήρανση
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