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Healthy Aging: Biological Outcomes

Course 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.

Prerequisites

None

Course Topics

Module Topic
Week 1 Geroscience: A new approach to healthy aging
Week 2 Prominent Biologic factors in aging 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 Clinical and biologic Effects of Sleep-related Lifestyle interventions
Week 12 Interventions to enhance social engagement + reduce psychological stress
Week 13 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

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.
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