HSCI 1195: Human Biology of Aging

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students explore the physiological process of aging in humans. Students study the fundamentals of human physiology and develop an understanding of current scientific theories on the process of normal human aging. Broader ideas of aging as a process in the wider biological world are also considered. Students examine expected manifestations of aging on key human systems such as the cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, muscular and skeletal, and immune systems.

Priority registration for students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum level 3; IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; Literary Studies 12 with a minimum 80%; English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a minimum "C-" grade in a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; or an "S" grade in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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