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This course of Geriatrics is designed to provide information on demographic aspects, physiological mechanisms of aging, on the evaluation of the geriatric patient and on the possibility of exercise in both the healthy old and the geriatric patient. The course will also take into account the major pathologies of the elderly, the preventive aspects of the diseases, and the functional recovery programs after acute pathology.
The aim of the course is focused on the acquisition of the ability to implement exercise activity and on the approaches suitable for the healthy and geriatric subject and for the person suffering from chronic degenerative pathologies through the knowledge in the area of biological and pathological aging and osteo-muscular activity .
Lectures, activity during training
Demography of aging
Aging of the osteo-muscular system and other organs
Homeostasis and characteristics of the geriatric patient
The old robust (fit) and the concept of frailty
Comprehensive geriatric assessment
Sarcopenia and osteodinapenia
Physical activity, positive effects and possible adverse effects
Major geriatric syndromes, postural instability
Dementia, Parkinson's disease, depression
Osteoporosis and fractures
The falls and their prevention
Exercise in chronic diseases
Adapted physical activity
The course will address the following items: the problem of the demographic revolution and the consequence on the health system; the biological aspects of aging, particularly the osteomuscular system, changes in walking capacity, the postural instability and sarcopenia; the characteristics of fragility and its evaluation, comprehensive geriatric assessment and assessment scales; the development of a physical activity program that can prevent and/or improve pathologies or stabilize disease conditions; improvement and stabilization motor performance through an individualized program; the possible unwanted effects of physical exercise; the main geriatric syndromes and the main elderly pathologies and utility of exercise; the mental effect of physical exercise; the causes and the prevention of falls, the fractures and the role of exercise in prevention and rehabilitation; the proper use of adapted physical activity.
Dias GNF, Couceiro MS. Active Ageing and Physical Activity: Guidelines, Functional Exercises and Recommendations
Springer ed. 2017
Office hours: on student's request by sending email ( email@example.com) for a scheduled appointment
Certification of the degree and assessment of the tutor and examination of the acquired knowledge