THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Healthy Ageing and Disease (U02572)
This course will focus on the biological mechanisms of ageing, the ageing process as it affects specific body systems and tissues, and the prospects for controlling or mitigating ageing, and will address the economic as well as individual welfare consequences of an ageing population.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Pre-requisites : Permission of the Curriculum Approval Officer
? Co-requisites : Recommended, any of: Physiology 3 Reproductive Biology 3 Immunology 3 Molecular Cell Biology 3 Brain and Behaviour 3 Pharmacology 3 Practical Skills in the Biomedical Sciences 3
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Other subject areas
? Normal year taken : 4th year
? Contact Teaching Time : 4 hour(s) per week for 6 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Understanding, and ability to communicate the importance of the dimension of ageing in normal function and in susceptibility to particular diseases, and of possible underlying mechanisms. Ability to identify areas of ignorance and prospects for rational amelioration and ageing effects.
Student oral presentation and synopsis of research paper
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Pascal Lynch
Dr Martin Simmen
School Website : http://www.dbcls.med.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/