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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF THE DISEASES OF THE ELDERLY

CODE 57761
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 3 credits during the 1st year of 8747 Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences (LM-67) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course provide theoretical and practical skills to apply adapted physical activity to the tertiary prevention of chronic-degenerative diseases with particular focus on elderly.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  • Epidemiology of most common diseases in elderly;
  • Lifestyle and environmental factors affecting disease epidemiology in elderly;
  • Critical analysis of tertiary prevention interventions;
  • Pathogenic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases;
  • Functional mechanisms exploited by physical activity to prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer;
  • Specificity of tertiary prevention intervention by physical activity in the elderly;
  • Practical application of physical prevention intervention in the elderly;
  • Practical application of physical prevention intervention in cancer survivors;

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Epidemiology of aging in the world.

Epidemiology of aging in Italy.

Population aging in Ligurian Region.

Epidemiology of overweight, obesity and physical activity in the elderly.

Epidemiology of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes; influence of physical activity.

Secondary and tertiary prevention of cardiovascular diseases by physical activity: modulation of pathogenic mechanisms.

The influence of genome on physical activity and performance.

Physical activity in patients affected by high blood pressure

Physical activity in tertiary cancer prevention.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Brandi et al., Igiene e Sanità Pubblica per Scienze Motorie, Delfino Ed

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

VITTORIA FERRANDO (President)

CATERINA ANSUINI

MATTEO FORMICA

EMILIO GRASSO

ALBERTO IZZOTTI

LUIGI MOLFETTA

CARLO TROMPETTO

AMBRA BISIO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

ANDREA ZANIRATO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Oral discussion

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral discussion

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale T.T. ATTIVITA' MOTORIA NELL'ANZIANO: La parte dell'esame della Prof.ssa Bisio sarà scritta, con domande a risposta multipla, e verrà somministrata in presenza dalla Prof.ssa Ferrando. Lo scritto si terrà alle ore 12.00 del giorno dell'appello del Corso Integrato.
01/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale T.T. ATTIVITA' MOTORIA NELL'ANZIANO: La parte dell'esame della Prof.ssa Bisio sarà scritta, con domande a risposta multipla, e verrà somministrata in presenza dalla Prof.ssa Ferrando. Lo scritto si terrà alle ore 12.00 del giorno dell'appello del Corso Integrato.
15/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale T.T. ATTIVITA' MOTORIA NELL'ANZIANO: La parte dell'esame della Prof.ssa Bisio sarà scritta, con domande a risposta multipla, e verrà somministrata in presenza. Lo scritto si terrà alle ore 12.00 del 14/07/2022, giorno precedente l'appello del Corso Integrato.
09/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale