2023-2024 Catalog

BIOL 310 Aging and Age-Related Diseases

In this course, we will study aging as a developmental process defined by changes in the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the brain as well as age-associated changes in behavior. We will also examine the biological basis of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, associated with the brain's aging process. The basis for our learning will be the formation of questions, discussions and review of the current literature, and field experiences with aging populations. [W]


BIOL 212, BIOL 255, BIOL 256, NEUR 256 or permission of instructor