01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine
This course can count as an elective toward the Biological Sciences major.
Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and Gen Bio Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102
Although evolutionary biology has important implications for the medical concepts of health, "normal" physiology and illness, it has been widely ignored in medicine. Every evolutionary advance may sometimes promote health and other times cause illness. This course is a survey of scientific and social implications of current ideas and controversies of evolutionary medicine for clinical and public health.
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
1. Knowledge specific goals: Know the terms, concepts and theories in genetics.
2. Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. That is, to think holistically and to see the whole as well as the parts.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
There is no wait list. Please see Genetics Dept. SPN page for special permission request.
Dr. Christina Bergey
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.