Training Course in Active and Healthy Ageing - Guidelines for Better Management in Health and Disease

General Objectives of the Course

The students should achieve several goals: 1 - know how to discuss epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology of aging; the importance of immunoinflammatory response of the elderly. 2 - student will be able to discuss adherence to treatment plans, know what polymedication is; how to increase the participation in functional independence and promote actions to prevent falls and their consequences; prevent fragility and physical and cognitive decline, optimize skills in communication between integrated clinical services, carers and health professionals; provide training, information and technology transfer for patients/users; realize that friendly spaces to old people are a key resource to promote activity and wellness, promote active life during aging and to improve and maintain their self-management skills; know that nutrition is a cornerstone in the prevention of chronic diseases and functional decline and fragility. 3 - students will gain knowledge to treat elderly patients with mobility disability, cognitive deficit /dementia, bedridden, chronic diseases, pain, malnutrition, sleep disturbance, constipation.

Admission Requirements

General population, namely elderly caregivers, with preference to professionals in healthcare.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

e-learning

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Final scores will be expressed as: “Approved” or “Failed”

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The student should acquire skills in: 1 - Aging theories knowledge, the immunoinflammatory markers favouring and modulating the chronic pathologies in the elderly. 2 - ability to interfere in the adherence to treatment plans; increase the participation of patients in their functional independence and promote actions to prevent falls and their consequences; act on the prevention of frailty, physical and cognitive decline; optimize media among health professionals and integrated clinical services; carers and provide training, information and technology transfer for patients/users; promote active life during aging and to improve and maintain the self-management skills, ability to advise healthy eating habits. 3 - promote good practice in the treatment of elderly patients with mobility disability, cognitive deficit / dementia, bedridden, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, pain, malnutrition, sleep disturbance, constipation.

Course Coordinator(s)

Anabela Mota Pinto
apinto@fmed.uc.pt

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Study Programme

Active and Healthy Ageing - Guidelines for Better Management in Health and Disease

Academic year
2018-2019

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 81 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


Applications

Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


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