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BIOS5041: Ageing, Biology & Health (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||BIOS5041: Ageing, Biology & Health (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Discipline of Biomedical Science|
Dr Knight, Peter
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit studies human ageing from biological perspectives. The emphasis is on understanding the main features of 'normal' ageing or senescence as distinct from disease processes and the contribution of environmental factors to ageing. It has three modules: the normal process of ageing (which addresses the factors contributing to ageing, the effects of ageing on body systems, and the relationship between ageing and disease); the effects of hospitalisation and medications on the aged; and preventive gerontology focusing on nutrition and exercise.|
|T&L Activities:||web-based, no on-campus attendance required|
|Assessment Description:||Three 2000 word essays (100%)|
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|Master of Physiotherapy||2012, 2013|
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