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BISC 3450 : Evolutionary Medicine
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
BISC
3450W
Evolutionary Medicine
Evolutionary Medicine
Fall 2017
3
Course Type
Lecture
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BISC 3450 - Evolutionary Medicine
BISC 1115 and 1125; and BISC 1116 and BISC 1126
Corequisites
BISC 2207 and BISC 2450
50

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BISC 3450 - Evolutionary Medicine
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The application of evolutionary principles, including natural selection, adaptation, phylogenetics, and evolutionary constraints, to understanding health, disease, and the biology of disease-causing organisms (viruses, bacteria, and parasites). How natural selection and phylogeny influence pathogen-host interactions, human genetics, immunology, development, cancer, and diseases of senescence. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
1. Understand what evolution tell us about the causes, treatment, and prevention of diseases 2. Understand why evolution matters for medicine, public health, and biomedical re- search. 3. Be able to describe how an evolutionary perspective can help a biomedical researcher 4. Learn to critique and evaluate evolutionary medicine hypotheses 5. Recognize evolutionary problems in medicine 6. Understand the categories (subtypes) of evolutionary medicine hypotheses.
- 7. Learn to develop a novel hypothesis in evolutionary medicine.

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