All About Bone

GENINT 731.274
Osher (50+). In this course we explore bone composition and disorders, as well as the long life of bones as historical markers. 
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Classroom
Starting at $105.00
As few as 5 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify bone names and composition
  • Understand functions of bones and what happens when they do not function properly or are injured
  • Identify bone imaging techniques and technology
  • Identify history of bone use in science and culture

About this course:

Because of its unique properties, bone supports vertebrate life and then later can reflect Earth’s history and human culture. This course begins with a description of bone’s composition, structure, names, shapes, and growth patterns. We then discuss fractures and other bone disorders, the medical specialists who treat them, the contributions of pioneering bone doctors, and some of the ingenious treatments available for diseased or missing skeletal segments. The third week ends by reviewing bone imaging techniques and glimpsing into the future. In the final two weeks, we look at the long life of bones as historical markers—how paleontologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists use bones to interpret Earth’s history, including the course of animal life on it. We also highlight man’s remarkable and varied use of bones to make spiritual items, weapons, implements, amusements, and adornments.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Roy Meals
364620
Fee:
$105.00
56 days left. Enroll by Jan 10, 2019
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Notes

Plus members pay only $31 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 

 

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 10, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Thu Jan 17, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Thu Jan 24, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Thu Jan 31, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Thu Feb 7, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119

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