College of Public Health students graduating

GRN 710

Course Information

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Gerontology

Aging of the Nervous System

This course will examine the alterations in the brain that occur with aging and in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The emphasis will be on human aging although the relevance of animal models to studies of human aging will be a recurrent theme. The course will examine aging at several levels, including molecular, cellular, organismic, and behavioral. A strong background in the basic sciences in encouraged. (Same as ANA/PGY/PHA 710.)