BIO A 469
Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
Primate aging: we will look at how functional systems age in primates, at whether nonhuman primates make good models of human aging (systemic comparisons and the effect of caging), and at interventions in aging and whether they work in primates (like caloric intervention). We will look extensively at aging of the musculo-skeletal (osteoporosis/osteopenia, sarcopenia, osteoarthritis), cardiovascular, and cognitive systems.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
small group discussion
Class assignments and grading
We will read and critically evaluate the primary literature. 1 page evaluation of assigned readings will be due each meeting time.
critical evaluation of the primary literature