Course Code (cross-listed)
  • GERON 255
  • SCI 255
Course Title The Biology of Aging
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2017
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

An introductory study of the biological processes of aging at the molecular, cellular and systemic levels. Topics include an examination of the theories of aging, methods used to study the aging process, the role of diseases and chronological changes in the organism during senescence.[Offered: S]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2017 course outline (note 2)
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) It is important to stress that this course has no prerequisites. It is intended for students who have little biology background. However, a basic knowledge of biology is absolutely necessary in order to appreciate the complexity of many of the processes that will be discussed.
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