About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF AGING (260.665.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

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.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss biological basis of aging at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels
  • Discuss biological aspects of aging to both health and disease-related public health issues

Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

Graduate Students at both Master Degree and PhD candidate level

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, an oral report, and a final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Jelena Levitskaya
E-mail: jelevits@jhsph.edu