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Aging Under the Microscope: A Biological Quest

Author: National Institute on Aging

Course Created: 2011

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Aging Under the Microscope: A Biological Quest provides an interesting, accessible overview of aging. Topics covered include theories of aging and the genetic and biochemical causes of aging.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • What is Aging
  • Why Do We Age
  • The Genetic Connection
  • Biochemistry and Aging
  • Physiologic Clues

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current life expectancy.
  • Describe the genetic causes of aging.
  • List hormones which may impact aging.
  • Describe which human characteristics are least impacted by aging.


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