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Chapter supplements (Chapter Index)    Changes/Suggestions    Updates in Progress
 

Chapter 1 - Introduction  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.  Graphs & Tables    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 2 - Molecules, Cells, and Theories  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.  Caloric Restriction    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 3 - Integumentary System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 4 - Circulatory System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 5 - Respiratory System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 6 - Nervous System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 7 - Eyes and Ears Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 8 - Muscle System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 9 - Skeletal System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 10 - Digestive System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 11 - Diet and Nutrition Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.  Tables    Changes/ Suggestions
Chapter 12 - Urinary System  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.  Tables    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 13 - Reproductive Systems Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 14 - Endocrine System Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.   Specific Hormones    Changes/Suggestions
Chapter 15 - Immune System Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.
Chapter 16 - Into the Future  Outline, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Bibliog.    Changes/Suggestions

 
Activities and Assignments
     Activities
       Activity 01 : Interactions with Elders
       Activity 02 : Grip Strength
       Activity 03 : Reaction Time
       Activity 04 : Age-related diseases
       Activity 05 : Controlling Aging: What Would/Could/Should Happen?
       Activity 06 :
Sensory deprivation
    Assignments
       Assignment 01 : Life Expectancy

Case Studies/Case Histories
    Books
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
   
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Detailed notes on topics (Slow download for some files)
        Skin, Wrinkling, Muscle, Preventing Disease,
        Caloric Restriction, Melatonin, DHEA, GH, Arthritis

Educational Material Suppliers
    Helpful publications
    Specimens, models, microscope slides, etc.
    Pathology 2X2 slides, specimens, models, etc.
    Illustrations - Normal and Pathological
    Video programs
     Films Media Group
       The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project 
       Terra Novas Films, Inc.


Reading and Writing Assignments
    Overview of the Elderly
    Defining Biological Aging 
    Methods of Studying Aging
    Methods of Study - Advanced Assignment
    Biomarkers of Aging

    Theories of Aging
    Aging, Survival, and Populations
    Internet Resources

    Aging, Disease, and Death
    Demographics of the Elderly  
    Future of Gerontology
    History of Gerontology
    Measuring Aging
    Journal Reading and Writing Assignment for Graduate Students
    Controlling Aging: What Would/Could/Should Happen?
    Short term paper

Reference and Reading

Syllabus and Policies

Test Bank Questions (for instructors only)

Web Sites
      Information About Elders
      Statistics and Demographics
               Graphs (Click here) 
               Tables  (Click here)
               2000 Symposium on altering aging 
                           (Click here)
               2001 Symposium on altering aging 
  
                         (Click here)
            
  2002 Symposium on altering aging 
  
                         (Click here)
         Health  
         Nutrition

         Diseases
             Pathology photos  
            
Microscope slides

      Course Development and Resources
         Illustrations of Normal and Pathological Conditions
         Video programs
         Grants
         College and University sites
         AGHE sites
      Scientific Literature Searches
      Organizations
      Resources for Students in Gerontology

Writing Responses to Activities
    Sample writing response forms.
       First class
       Videotape programs
       Field trip
       Class visit or individuals visit 
       Panel discussion in class

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Corrections for the second edition

Permission for use and copyright
Copyright 2017 - Augustine G. DiGiovanna - All rights reserved.
This material MAY be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in any data base or retrieval system ONLY under one of the following two conditions: (1) If no individual, group, organization, institution, company, corporation or other entity is charged for its use and only for use by instructors and students in courses where students are required to purchase the book HUMAN AGING: BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES by Augustine G. DiGiovanna, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, 1994 or 2000; (2) If prior written permission is obtained from Augustine G. DiGiovanna.

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