Five College Consortium

Evolutional Medicine

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Anthropology

Course Number: 
394EI
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
In this course we will explore the emerging field of Evolutionary Medicine which seeks to provide evolutionary answers to why humans are vulnerable to certain diseases or conditions. Topics to be examined include human anatomy from an evolutionary perspective, "evolutionary obstetrics", host-pathogen relationships in the evolution of infectious disease, human nutritional needs, the evolutionary context of cancer, and psychiatric conditions. Along the way we will be making comparisons across species, across populations, and between the approaches of evolutionary and clinical medicine. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Anth majors.
Comments: 
Open to senior Anthropology majors only. Others must seek the permission of instructor to enroll.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30798

Course Sections

Evolutional Medicine
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0

Lynnette Sievert

M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM