Maintaining Mobility, Fitness and Function in Health and Disease

Module overview

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.

Module dates

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