BIOL-20500 Biology of Aging 

Spring 2013
CNS 115
TR 1:10-2:25

Instructor: Dr. Michael Kobre D.C.

E-mail: kobre@ithaca.edu

CNS 161
274-3161

Office Hours:  TBA


Text: Biology of Human Aging – Second Edition - Alexander P. Spence

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course encompasses the study of theoretical and measure aspects of aging phenomenon as it influences human biology. The course will examine the mechanisms of the human aging process. It will include the unfavorable progressive changes that occur in molecules, cells, systems and organisms with age. It also includes the progressive dysfunctions that occur primarily in humans with advanced age.

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    By the end of the semester student will be able to:

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS:


ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students are required to adhere to the attendance policy of the College as set forth in the College catalog.  Excessive absences will be noted and may adversely affect students grades'.


STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY


Ithaca College Standards of Academic Conduct will be adhered to and every student is responsible for familiarizing her/himself with these standards which can be found at http://www.ithaca.edu/attorney/policies/vol7/Volume_7-70104.htm

 

 

EVALUATION/GRADING SYSTEM

 

           Examinations (3)                         300 points

           Research Paper (details TBA)    100 points

           Case Study sets (5)                    100 points

           Class/group Participation            100 points

           Total                                            600 points

 

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

93+%      = A    90 - 92% = A-

87 - 89% = B+   83 - 86% = B     80 - 82% = B-

77 - 79% = C+   73 - 76% = C     70 - 72% = C-

67 - 69% = D+   63 - 66% = D     60 - 62% = D-    Below 60% = F

 


MAKE-UP POLICY / LATE WORK

 

Students are expected to complete all course work. Missed examinations can only be made up with a viable excuse and permission of the instructor. If you cannot complete a regularly scheduled test, you must notify (via course e-mail) the instructor before or on the same day as the missed test. Any student missing a test that fails to notify the instructor within 24 hours of the missed test will not be allowed to makeup the missing exam.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act


In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided.


COURSE EVALUATIONS 


Student input is highly valued and is important to maintain high quality instruction and will be conducted near the end of the semester.  Course evaluations are strongly encouraged.  The evaluation will be submitted to the Department Assistant. She will verify that you have submitted the form.  Once that has been checked, your identification will be removed and will not be printed with the comments.


Schedule

 

     

 Week  of:   

 

Topic (reading)

 

Exam/Quizzes/Projects

 

1/20

 

Introduction To Human Aging

 

 

 

1/27

 

Theories of Aging

 

Case Study #1

 

2/3

 

Cellular Aging

 

 

 

2/10

 

The Integumentary System

 

Case Study #2

 

2/17

 

The Skeletal System

Exam #1

Chapters 1-5

 

2/24

 

The Muscular System

 

Case Study #3

 

3/3

 

The Nervous System

 

 

 

3/10

 

Spring Break

 

 

 

3/17

 

The Special Senses

 

Case Study #4

 

3/24

 

The Circulatory System

 

 

 

3/31

 

The Immune System

Exam #2

Chapters 6-10

 

4/7

 

The Respiratory System

 

 

4/14

 

The Digestive System

 

Case Study #5

 

4/21

 

The Urinary System

Research Papers

Due

 

4/28

The Reproductive System

The Endocrine System

 

 

5/5

 

Final Examination

Exam #3

Chapters 11-15

 


 

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