GMS 6486 Biology of Aging

  • Course Number: 6486
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Format: This online course is tailored for asynchronous distance learners.
  • Course Syllabus: Download

Course Description

 This course will serve as an introduction to the biology of aging, focusing on the fundamental concepts of how we age that are common to most species, including rodents and humans. In this course, you will learn four major aspects of aging research: 1) Definition of Aging, 2) Biology of Aging, 3) Physiology of Aging, and 4) Interventions. 

Course Goals

The goals of the course are two-fold: (1) to provide a foundation of the fundamental concepts and terminology of aging and age-related diseases; and (2) to promote critical thinking of the clinical consequences of aging and associated diseases.