In this course we will address the biological processes and mechanisms associated with normal aging. We will also focus on diseases that affect the elderly in particular, such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer, dementia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Further, we will deal with issues concerning the quality of life of the elderly. Students will interact with the elderly by serving as volunteers at area senior centers and nursing homes, and will report on their direct-learning experiences.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL Grading Mode: Student Option
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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