IWKS 5520: Designing for Healthful Human Longevity
Graduate version of IWKS 4520. Explores the history of life-extension efforts, as well as present day technologies, companies, and organizations that seek to extend healthy human lifespans. Survey of the current state of the field, currently recognized barriers to success, and the ethical and equity considerations associated with success. Examination of leading theories of aging, current research in model organisms, and emerging techniques and technologies. The course will require a significant amount of reading and in-class discussion/debate.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Suggested Background: IWKS 5100
Credit hours: 3