Nov 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4430 Evolutionary Medicine

Evolutionary medicine is an integrative discipline that applies evolutionary knowledge to the understanding of human biology, both normal and abnormal, to create a holistic understanding of how health and disease emerge. This course explores the roles of natural selection, genetic variation, developmental plasticity, and cultural evolution on human health traits such as immunity, metabolism, puberty, senescence, and psychology. Intended primarily for students considering medical and health professions, this course is designed to implement the recommendations for scientific foundations for future physicians made by the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Academy of Sciences.
  Prerequisite(s): BIO 2490  with a grade of C- or better