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Physiological & Health Changes

Aim & Learning Outcomes

Aim

Aim: The aim of this topic is to discuss the physiological/health changes associated with ageing and the implications pertaining to physical activity/exercise for people as they age.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this topic, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the effects of ageing on health, physiology and adaptation to exercise

  2. Identify common medical conditions associated with ageing

  3. Identify Uncommon medical conditions ...non-communicable diseases (NCD)

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of common biomechanical and physiological changes associated with ageing

Progress Assessments are built into the end of some of the lessons for you to check your learning as you proceed through the course

Lesson 1:  Definitions, cardiovascular, respiratory & muscular skeletal  disorders, hypertension
Lesson 2, Part 1:  Metabolic disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
Lesson 2, Part 2:  Metabolic disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
  
Slide Notes: Slides available for notetaking
Age and Opportunity website 
 
Videos: These will provide you with extra information on some of the diseases and conditions mentioned in the lessons above
Lesson 1
Lesson 2, part 1
Lesson 2, part 2

Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes Type 2

Osteopenia

Osteoporosis

Resources

Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Parkinson's Disease
Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis

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