PDM802 - Exercise in Chronic Disease and Disability

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Subject Title
Exercise in Chronic Disease and Disability

Subject Description
How does exercise impact those with chronic illness and/or physical disability? How do chronic disease and physical disability impact the way exercise is undertaken? What are the emotional and psychosocial ramifications of engaging in exercise with pre-existing conditions? This course investigates these questions through a therapeutic recreation lens, equipping the student of TR with the skills necessary to engage in a physical rehabilitation program with individuals having chronic disease and/or physical limitations. Exercise prescriptions, adapted exercise, and supportive interventions for positive physical and emotional outcomes will be considered.

Credit Status
This is a required credit course

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of PDM802, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of exercise and its potential benefits in both general and special populations. 
  2. Describe the physiological responses and adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, and neuromuscular systems to exercise. 
  3. Given a set of cases, analyze the rationale of the rehabilitation program, specifically in terms of the components of each program and why the particular components were included in the program, whether consideration was made of medication or disease conditions in the design of each program, the clinically relevant tests used in each program, and how the results of the tests were incorporated into the program design.
  4. Analyze the risks and benefits of aerobic exercise, strength training, and joint mobility exercises in individuals with cardiovascular disease. 
  5. Analyze the risks and benefits of different types of exercise and interpret data from pulmonary function and exercise tests for individuals with pulmonary disease. 
  6. Explain the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and discuss the benefits and risks of exercise in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.  
  7. Discuss the potential response to exercise of an individual with arthritis, the benefits that can be attained, the exercise tests relevant to an individual with arthritis, and how the results of the tests can be interpreted. 
  8. Discuss the potential response to exercise of an individual with cancer, the benefits that can be attained, the exercise tests relevant to an individual with cancer, and how the results of the tests can be interpreted.

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