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School of Medicine
PREVENTIVE AND ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Course unit
ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS IN THE ELDERLY, WORKERS AND IN CHRONIC DISEASES
MEP5071743, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PREVENTIVE AND ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
IF0376, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS IN THE ELDERLY, WORKERS AND IN CHRONIC DISEASES
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARCO BERGAMIN
Other lecturers MORENA CONTIN
DANIEL NEUNHAEUSERER M-EDF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/09 Internal Medicine 2.0
Core courses M-EDF/01 Teaching Methods for Physical Activities 5.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge related to the general physiology and to physiology of aging
knowledge of English language
Knowledge of pathophysiological and functional aspects of principal chronic pathologies
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge and comprehension: students should know and understand the principal problems related to the maintenance of health status throughout the lifespan, in different pathological conditions and settings.
To identify the clinical and functional picture related to the deficits and disabilities, and the residual capacities in elderly subjects, and patients with chronic non-communicable and work-related diseases.
To understand principles and methods of functional evaluation in the medical and physical activity fields.
To organize physical activity programs finalized to the post-rehabilitative functional maintenance and recovery.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: to evaluate psycophysical conditions, deficits, capacity and residual abilities of customers, through the use of basic and advanced tools for functional analysis. To organize work protocols allowing safe and effective physical activities.
To arrange and carry out individual and group physical activity sessions, in functional maintenance and recovery settings, to prevent the development of disability.

Independent judgement: students should be able to evaluate and interpret data related to the individual psycophysical condition, by interacting with other professionals, in particular, physicians and general practitioners.
Examination methods: The Final exam will consist in a written examination, possibly followed by an oral examination.
The written exam will entail open questions, specifically relate to the topics discussed during the course, in particular, some questions will deal with the analysis of a clinical case, where students will be required to develop a specific exercise proposal.
Assessment criteria: The final grade will results from the written examination. However, also students' interest and participation will be considered.
Course unit contents: During the course, will be enhanced the knowledge for a correct planning, conduction and management of physical activities with older people and subjects with chronic or work-related pathologies, starting from and adequate evaluation of functional age- and clinically-related characteristics.

LESSON PLAN:
Structural and functional changes occurring during the physiological aging process and their effects on elderly’s functional abilities.
Aging and physical activity: physical activity prescription for healthy older subjects.
The principal pathologies affecting older subjects, funcitional limitations and problems associated with the execution of physical activity.
The main drugs employed in the elderlies, their potential side effects and adverse reactions during physical activity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - Frontal lectures
- Practical demonstrations and lab activities, in particular by performing adapted functional evaluation tests
- Clinical cases presentation and discussion
- Exercise protocols presentation and discussion
- Scientific papers presentation and discussion
Additional notes about suggested reading: There is no required text for this course. Reading materials will be available on the class web page and the instructor will provide soft or hard copies in person. Students are also expected to be able to search and critically-review recent literature and therefore are responsible for gaining access to peer-reviewed sources via online databases or University library holdings.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • D. Rose, FallProof - A Comprehensive Balance and Mobility Training Program.. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics., 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C. Jessie Jones, DJ. Rose, Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults.. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Durstine JL, Moore GE, P Paintner, S Roberts, ACSM's Exercise management for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities 3rd edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo