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ANTHRO 4580 - Evolutionary Medicine

Anthropology - College of Arts and Science

Behavioral Science (BEH)

Credit Hours: 3

Principles of modern evolutionary theory are applied to medical problems. Topics include: function of symptoms (fever, nausea, etc.); strategies of pathogens; senescence; cancer; phylogenetic constraints; mental disorders. Ideas will be actively discussed in class. Prerequisites: lower level course in Biology or Biological Anthropology, junior/senior standing or instructor's consent.

Course approved on April 13, 2005.

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