260.665.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Jelena Levitskaya
  • 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 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.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate Students at both Master Degree and PhD candidate level
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on class participation, an oral report, and a final exam.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Student evaluation is based on class participation, quizzes, and a final exam.

  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Optional Textbook (not required): Biology of Aging: Observations and Principles, By Robert Arking, Third Edition, ISBN: 0195167392

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Jelena Levitskaya, MD, PhD
    Office: E2622
    Tel: 443-854-2600

    Kranthi Vysyaraju
    Office: By Appointment
    Tel: 781-366-4236

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