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GLPH 385  Biohacking & Gerontechnology  Units: 3.00  
This course introduces and encourages the use of a global perspective to critically analyze technology developed to support/biohack human aging ranging from basic gerontechnologies that are currently in use to support older adults aging in place to cutting edge anti-aging technology.
NOTE: Also offered online
Learning Hours: 120 (72 Online Activity, 48 Private Study)  
Requirements: Minimum 3rd year (Level 3) standing, or permission from the instructor.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze the impact of biohacking and/or gerontechnology from the perspective of older adults, caregivers and/or medical professionals.
  2. Build communication skills and engage in knowledge dissemination using blogging, streaming, and presentation skills as well as through the design of an infographic in order to become a better scholar and communicator.
  3. Critically analyze anti-aging and gerontechnology tools and techniques in order to develop scholarship by evaluating uses, strengths and risks associated with gerontechnology and/or biohacking in both standard and novel situation
  4. Examine consumer needs and critique the business/capitalist drivers behind the creation of biohacking and/or gerontechnology tools and techniques.
  5. Identify ethical concerns associated with biohacking and gerontechnology to analyze how these ethical concerns impact older adults and whether they are different depending on geography, culture, or social determinants of health (SDH).
  6. Identify the current and future biohacking and gerontechnology tools to understand how they might help or hinder the experience of aging globally.