EPIDEMIOLOGY OF THE DISEASES OF THE ELDERLY

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF THE DISEASES OF THE ELDERLY

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Code
57761
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
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
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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

CARLO TROMPETTO (President)

SABRINA BENVENUTO (President)

LUIGI MOLFETTA (President)

ALBERTO IZZOTTI (President)

MATTEO FORMICA (President)

SARA OTTOBRINI

LUISA PERASSO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Oral discussion

ORARI

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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF THE DISEASES OF THE ELDERLY

EXAMS

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Oral discussion