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Population-Based Research on Aging

Course Description

This course evaluates population-based research on aging that includes surveillance and epidemiology. The course will be geared toward population-based research on diseases of elders that include: neurodegeneration, dementia, pulmonary disorders, chronic kidney disease, musculoskeletal (arthritis), cardiovascular, and metabolic health conditions.


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

Course Topics

Module Topic
Module 1 Introduction + Building the Foundation for Population-based Research on Aging
Module 2 Aging of Human Populations
Module 3 Aging in the Context of the Ecological Model
Module 4 Physical Function + Disability
Module 5 Physical Performance Measures
Module 6 Chronic Conditions: Comparing + Contrasting Disease, Disability + Mortality
Module 7 Nutritional Epidemiology
Module 8 Comorbidity
Module 9 Cognitive Function & Neurodegeneration (Dementias)
Module 10 Falls
Module 11 Automobile Crashes and Pedestrian-related Injuries
Module 12 Social Aspects of Aging
Module 13 Frailty
Module 14 Hospitalization
Module 15 Successful Aging

Foundation Resources and Recommended Reading

  • Epidemiology of aging
    ISBN 978-94-007-5060-9 ISBN 978-94-007-5061-6 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5061-6
    Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London
    e-book available at UF Libraries
  • Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition
    An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    October 2006. Updated May 2012
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention (CDC)
    SELF-STUDY Course SS1978. Freely available

Library Access

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