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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY7604
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-06-17
  2. Department: School of Aging Studies
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122900000
  5. Contact Person: Sandra Reynolds
  6. Phone: x9750
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GEY
  9. Number: 7604
  10. Full Title: Biomedical Aging
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Biomedical Aging
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course examines biomedical issues of aging, from the genetic to bodily systems levels. Emphasis is on cell structure, diseases of aging, cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, and immune systems; diet/nutrition. Open to all majors; not repeatable.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This is 1 of 4 Core courses in the Ph.D. in Aging Studies, begun in 1995. It has been taught as a Special Topics course, and should be converted to a regular course offering.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is a required course for the Ph.D. in Aging Studies. Other programs whose students may benefit from this class include those with an interest in Geriatric Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, and Nursing.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 5 times. Enrollment began with 7 students and has attracted up to 10.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral level degree in Geriatrics, Gerontology, Cellular Biology or related disciplines
  29. Objectives: -Promote an understanding of the definition of Biomedical Aging

    -Recognize differences between normal and pathological aging

    -Understand major theories of biomedical aging

    -Expose students to major research issues in the field

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:

    -Demonstrate knowledge of the theories of biomedical aging

    -Identify major issues in biomedical aging

    -Demonstrate knowledge of major diseases associated with aging: etiology, treatment, consequences

  31. Major Topics: Gene Regulation B/M Theories of Aging

    Physiological Systems DNA and proteins

    Nutrition and Diabetes Cancer

    Neurological problems of aging -- Alzheimer's, Parkinson's,...

    Hormones, Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Diseases...

  32. Textbooks: Hampton, J. K. (1991). The Biology of Human Aging. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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