Prevention and therapeutical effect of the physical activity on the major chronic diseases

liepr2236  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Prevention and therapeutical effect of the physical activity on the major chronic diseases
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
Part A (15h - 2 credits: Study of certain physiological mechanisms responsible for the protective effect of exercise, investigation of the scientific literature regarding epidemiological evidence. Part B (30h - 3 credits): Study of certain pathologies or conditions (cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, wheelchair locomotion, etc.) and the potential beneficial influence of regular exercise practice.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Part A: At the end of the course the successful student will be able to understand the usefulness of exercise in the framework of primary prevention. He will know the mechanisms that produce the protective effects against certain diseases and will possess the theoretical knowledge to justify and optimise his interventions. Part B: He will also be able to comprehend the therapeutic applications of exercise practice by individuals suffering from certain chronic diseases or sensory-motor and physiological conditions (secondary and tertiary prevention). He will be capable to evaluate the pertinence of exercise interventions in the context of rehabilitation and reconditioning (recommendations and contra-indications, acute and long-term effects of exercise, exercise programming).
The place of a regular physical activity in terms of prevention and therapy for the major chronic diseases. Theory and works in groups.
Other information
Pre-requisite : IEPR 1025 - Physiologie, biochimie de l'exercice et nutrition Evaluation : Written or oral exam, continuous evaluation, student works Support : Reference books, scientific publications, course slides Supervision : Titular professor and assistants from the IEPR
Teaching materials
  • Support : Ouvrages de référence, publications de la littérature scientifique, diapositives, présentés aux cours
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education

Master [60] in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation