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260.665.01 Biological Basis of Aging

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jelena Levitskaya
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2018 - 2019

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss biological basis of aging at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels
  2. 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.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Please email instructor for consent.

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