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BIOS5041: Ageing, Biology & Health (2013 - Semester 2)

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Unit: BIOS5041: Ageing, Biology & Health (6 CP)
Mode: Distance Education
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: Discipline of Biomedical Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Knight, Peter
Session options: Semester 2
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Campus: Cumberland
Pre-Requisites: None.
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.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Timetable: BIOS5041 Timetable
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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