GMS 6717 Healthy Aging in the New Millennium

  • Course Number: 6717
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Format: This online course is tailored for asynchronous distance learners.
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Course Description

This course will build on 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.

Course Goals

The objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the biologic and physiologic mechanisms which underlie changes in physical health among older adults in response to the engagement in common lifestyle-based interventions.