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Fall 2016 coursesSK_20140603_UF_untitled_0175


  • GMS 6417 Integrative Aging Physiology (syllabus)

    Instructor: Rui Xiao, Ph.D.
    Credits: 3This course will discuss the effect of the aging process on the physiology of energy metabolism and the impact to systems involved in maintaining physical and cognitive function. This will include a discussion of changes to skeletal muscle and neurological systems that are known to become dysregulated with age.

  • GMS 6483 Theories of Aging (online)

    Instructor: Christy Carter, Ph.D.
    Credits: 3
    In this course learners will integrate, analyze and synthesize knowledge of multiple perspectives on aging to facilitate understanding of the role of members of an interprofessional team collectively engaged in providing care to older adults and apply these principles to their own practice.

  • GMS 6484 Geriatric and Age Related Diseases (online)

    Instructor: Laurence Solberg, MD, AGSF
    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of the practice of providing care to geriatric populations.  This includes an understanding of common syndromes, conditions and diseases that are relevant to the quality of life in older adults.     

  • GMS 6485  Population-Based Research on Aging (online)

    Instructor: Todd Manini, Ph.D.
    Credits: 3
    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. The course is intended to act as a survey of the population-based research that estimates the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors of the most common health conditions associated with aging. The course will also evaluate how population-based research contributes to understanding physical and cognitive disabilities, and how this research is connected to health policies directed toward elders. Research design, case definition, and disease etiology are emphasized throughout the course. The student will develop competency in identifying and understanding the common chronic diseases of elders, population research terminology, and methodological concepts. The student will be expected to communicate current constructs in population-based research on aging using both written and oral forms. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to evaluate population-based research on aging and use these concepts in everyday practice.   

  • GMS 6622 Mitochondrial Biology in Aging and Disease (syllabus)

    Instructors: Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D. & Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D.
    Credits: 2
    The overall goal of this class is to introduce 1) structure and function of mitochondria, 2) mitochondria in biology, aging and disease and 3) assessments for mitochondrial function and genetic variance. Topics will include mitochondrial genetics, biogenesis, bioenergetics, dynamics, metabolic disorder, mitophagy, genetic diseases and aging.

  • GMS 6717 Healthy Aging II: Biologic Aspects (online)

    Instructor: Thomas Buford, Ph.D.
    Credits: 3
    Building on the lifestyle interventions taught in Healthy Aging I, this course emphasizes the physiological effects of lifestyle interventions on older adults. Students will learn about adaptations of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and nervous systems in response to dietary and physical changes in a senior’s life.


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