The module will provide the students with current knowledge about age-related changes in physical fitness, how these changes may affect functional ability, and the ability to modify selected components of fitness and function through physical/ nutritional and pharmacological intervention. In addition the influence of disease (with reference to special clinical populations) and disuse (immobilisation/ reduced physical activity) upon the age/ performance trajectory will be examined.
20 Masters level credits
Module attendance required
Equal emphasis will be given to lectures and practical classes (in which it is intended older adults will participate), reinforced by seminars, tutorials (journal club) and guided independent study (data analysis and interpretation assignment). This will total 38 contact hours.
Semester 1 or 2 - exact dates to be confirmed
Data analysis and interpretation assignment
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Carolyn Greig, University of Birmingham