Odyssey: Biological Aspects of Aging

This course introduces students to the science of biogerontology. It is organized along two primary goals: to explore the biology of human aging for the nonmedical person and to look at the science behind anti-aging interventions that may potentially modify the human body's interaction with the aging process. Beginning with the key concept of chronologic age versus physiologic age, participants examine mechanistic models of the aging process and the changes that take place in anatomy and physiology.

There are two inexpensive texts for this course, extensive handouts, and one free publication that will be provided by the instructor. Texts to purchase: Living Better, Living Longer a Harvard Medical School special health report by Robert Schreiber, medical editor of Harvard Health Publications, and Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging by Edward Creagan, medical editor at the Mayo Clinic, 2013, or at MBSdirect.net.

916.200.01 Homewood campus
Thursdays, Sept. 27 through Dec. 5, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.(no class Nov. 22)
Cost: $350 for 10 sessions

JHU full-time faculty/staff and spouse are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.