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


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper20
Literature study
Practical intensively supervised20
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


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.


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


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


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

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