HNE-51806 Interventions for Healthy Ageing in Humans and Model Species

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Studiepunten 6.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Individual Paper20
Lectures35
Literature study
Practical intensively supervised20
Self-study
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. CPGM de Groot
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. CPGM de Groot
dr. M de Bruin
dr. WT Steegenga
dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
dr. C Dullemeijer
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. CPGM de Groot
dr. M de Bruin
dr. WT Steegenga

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Assumed knowledge on:

Prior MINOR courses

Contents:

This course focuses on the interaction between genes, lifestyle (diet, physical activity) and aging. It aims to provide insight in the relation between an (un)healthy lifestyle and aging-related pathologies (physical, mental). Attention will be given to the avenues of lifestyle modification (e.g. caloric restriction and exercise) at different stages in life, and their potential for preventing aging-related pathologies. There will be a focus on the social and physical environment, in determining lifestyle.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- recall the spectrum of determinants of aging at different stages in life;
- explain the impact that major individual and environmental determinants of nutrition and exercise, and the most promising avenues for life style intervention may have on ageing related health outcomes.

Activities:

Lectures, Critical evaluation of key papers; Individual paper: Writing of editorial/ letter to the editor (critical reflection).

Examination:

- written exam;
- editorial/ Letter to the editor.

Literature:

Key papers/reviews related to lectures, selected book chapters from 'Food in Later Life', 'Geriatric Medicine', 'Planning Health Promotion Programs'.

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Verplicht voor: WUHAHBSc Minor Healthy Aging in Humans and Model Species2AF