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260.665.01 BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF AGING

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Emphasizes the fundamental nature of the aging process, at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level and examines the principles of aging in other animal species which may apply to man. Presents the physiological aspects of the different organs/systems affected by the disease processes (e.g., cardiovascular, metabolic, immunological etc.) Discusses the theoretical models of aging.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss biological basis of aging at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels
Discuss biological aspects of aging to both health and disease-related public health issues

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation, an oral report, and a final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Please email instructor for consent.

For consent, contact: jelevits@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: Every Other Year
Next Offered: 2014-2015