Five College Consortium

Human Biology

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Natural Science
Course Number: 
0121
Institution: 
Hampshire College
Students in this course will learn about the biological function of selected human organs and systems through the study of actual medical cases. Not all human systems will be covered, but students will gain a good understanding of how diseases affect the body and how they are diagnosed. Working in small teams, students will develop diagnoses for medical cases through reviewing descriptions of patient histories, physical exams, and laboratory findings. A human biology text, medical texts on reserve, and Internet resources will help students track down information they need to solve these medical mysteries. Students will also learn to find and read scientific research articles on topics of their choosing and will learn to write analytical reviews of these articles. These reviews will form the basis of final papers in which students choose particular diseases or treatments to investigate in detail and present their findings to the class.
Comments: 
Physical and Biological Sciences Independent Work Quantitative Skills In this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
327318

Course Sections

Human Biology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Christopher Jarvis cdjNS@hampshire.edu 01:00PM-02:20PM M;01:00PM-02:20PM W Cole Science Center 333;Cole Science Center 333