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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

Lesson 1:  Definitions, cardiovascular, respiratory & muscular skeletal  disorders, hypertension
Lesson 2:  Metabolic disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
Lesson 3:  Neurological disorders, Parkinsons disease, Dementia, Sesory impairments, proprioceptors, vertigo, Multiple Sclerosis
  
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
Lesson 3
Assessment: Take a short self-assessment to gauge your progress on Lesson 1

Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes Type 2

Osteopenia

Osteoporosis

Assessment: Take a short self-assessment to gauge your progress on Lesson 2
Assessment: Take a short self-assessment to gauge your progress on Lesson 3

Resources

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

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