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Changes/Suggestions       Updates in Progress  

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

 
List of figures
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

Tips for Students
   Steps for Success – Knowledge and Skills
   Study Suggestions
   Self-Evaluation

Altering aging: "Controlling Aging: What Would/Could/Should Happen?"
      Symposium I
      Symposium II
      Symposium III
      Debate and discussion of  altering aging

Reference and Reading


Service Learning

Syllabus and Policies

Exam Preparation and Grades (for instructors only)

Test Bank Questions (for instructors only)

Web Sites
      Information About Elders
      Statistics and Demographics
               Graphs (Click here) 
               Tables  (Click here)
      Health  
      Nutrition
      Diseases
         Pathology photos  
         Microscope slides

      Safety at Home  

     Emergency preparedness 
     Diverse topics

    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

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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; Augustine DiGiovanna, 2020. (2) If prior written permission is obtained from Augustine G. DiGiovanna.

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