Course Number: GS-MB-430
Term 4, March 12 - May 6, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Room N317 
Credits: 3
Grading system: A, B, C, F
Course Coordinator: Fred A. Pereira, Ph.D., 86933, fpereira@bcm.eduz

The purpose of this course is to provide students and post-docs with the most up-to-date information on current understanding of the aging process and age-related human disorders. The course not only covers molecular aspects of aging research, including models and theories of aging, but also clinical perspectives of aging. This advanced (elective) graduate course is offered for students who wish to either specialize in or have a strong background in the interrelated areas of development, aging and age-related diseases. Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate by posing questions and contributing to discussions of each topic. Grades are based on attendance (5 percent), participation (10 percent), and results of the final exam (85 percent). The course will culminate in a final exam, which is a take-home work-alone exam. You are encouraged to discuss / research a topic with classmates but you must complete the exam independently by yourself.