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Healthy Aging II: Biologic Aspects

GMS 6717 Healthy Aging II: Biologic Aspects

Credits: 3
Tuition: $1,650
Syllabus: Download Syllabus


Description

This course will build on the behavioral concepts of lifestyle-based intervention discussed in the preceding course. Here, the emphasis will be to examine the underlying biologic and physiologic changes experienced by older adults in response to prominent lifestyle-based interventions, e.g. diet and physical exercise. These changes include adaptations of major organ systems including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary systems, and nervous systems. Adaptations will be evaluated across the spectrum of physiologic organization, from whole-body to molecular and cellular changes.

Prerequisites

Students must be registered students in good standing at the University of Florida. The course is open to individuals from all disciplines.

Topics

Module Topic
Week 1 Geroscience: A new approach to healthy aging
Week 2 Prominent Biologic factors in ageing and disease
Week 3 sedentary lifestyle As a risk to Healthy Aging
Week 4 biologic Effects of physical activity interventions
relevant to Physical Function
Week 5 Biologic Effects of physical activity Interventions
Relevant to cognitive Function
Week 6 Other Biologic Effects of physical activity
interventions relevant to healthy aging
Week 7 unbalanced diet As a risk to Healthy Aging
Week 8 Biologic Effects of Dietary Interventions Relevant
to physical Function
Week 9 Biologic Effects of Dietary Interventions Relevant
to cognitive Function
Week 10 Other Biologic Effects of physical activity
interventions relevant to healthy aging
Week 11 Other Lifestyle risks to Healthy Aging
Week 12 Clinical and biologic Effects of Sleep-related
Lifestyle interventions
Week 13 Clinical and biologic effects of Lifestyle
interventions to ehance social engagement
Week 14 clinical and biologic effects of Lifestyle
interventions to reduce psychological stress
Week 15 Multi-modal interventions

Learning Resources

  1. Topic articles will be placed on the course website. The information in these articles is coordinated with online lecture materials and serves as the required text for the course.
  2. Other multimedia materials, e.g. videos, PowerPoint slides; will also be provided as appropriate for each module.

Library Access

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