Specialization Exercise for the Elderly II

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΗ:Άσκηση στην τρίτη ηλικία ΙΙ / Specialization Exercise for the Elderly II
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000626

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

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Required Courses
  • ΓΚ3300 Biomechanics
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the student will: • Be able to assess autonomously the physical condition of the elderly • Be aware of alternative forms of exercise such as tai chi, yoga, pilates, dance, etc • Be able to design independently and autonomously targeted and specialized exercise and physical activity programs that meet the needs of the elderly and help them maintain their autonomy and functionality. • Be able to identify problems in the movement of the older adults • Be able to record autonomously laboratory data • Be able to interpret and evaluate autonomously results of equilibrium measurements
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to laboratory balance measurements 2. Presentation of laboratory for balance control assessment 3. Evaluation protocols 4. Balance measurements per group A 5. Balance measurements per group B. 6. Balance measurements by groups C. 7. Data evaluation methods 8. Data Analysis Laboratory I. 9. Data Analysis Laboratory II 10. Pedobarography 11. Presentation and commentary on individual coursework I. 12. Presentation and commentary on individual coursework II 13. Presentation and commentary on individual coursework III 14. Presentation and commentary on individual coursework IV 15. 26 hours internship at Elderly Care Centre (ΚΑΠΗ) 16. 26 hours of practicing alternative form of exercise formats (Tai chi, yoga, pilates, yoga-pilates, dances, perturbation based balance training etc.)
Laboratory measurements, Balance assessment and evaluation, alternative forms of exercise
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Software for lectures presentation, Moodle, e-learning
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301.2
Reading Assigment702.7
Interactive Teaching in Information Center180.7
Written assigments622.4
Student Assessment
For the theoretical part of the course: I. Written examination at the end of semester: 60% (includes multiple choice and short answer questions) II. Individual coursework: 25% III. Individual quizzes: 15% (Three individual quizzes during semester) For the practical part of the course: I. Individual coursework: 30% II. Practice evaluation: 70%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Σωστή άσκηση στην Τρίτη Ηλικία, Patricia Brill, ISBN: 9602781483, Εκδότης: Σάλτου Ελισάβετ 2. Γυμναστική στην Τρίτη Ηλικία, Σταύρος Δεδούκος, Φώτης Τσούμος, ISBN: 9607378253, Εκδότης: ΧΡ.ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ - ΑΙΜ.ΓΟΛΕΜΗΣ Ο.Ε 3. Στάση κίνηση και ισορροπία Ροσμπόγλου Σ. 2008, Εκδόσεις dKS
Additional bibliography for study
Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά: 1. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2. Journal of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 3. Age 4. European journal of ageing 5. Aging 6. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 7. Journal of Ageing and Health 8. Gait & Posture 9. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 10. Journal of Biomechanics
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