Evolution and Medicine

Introduction to the ways in which evolutionary science informs medical research and clinical practice. Diseases of civilization and their relation to humans’ evolutionary past; the evolution of human defense mechanisms; antibiotic resistance and virulence in pathogens; cancer as an evolutionary process. Students view course lectures on line; class time focuses on discussion of lecture topics and research papers.

Prerequisite: BIOL 101–104.

1 Yale College course credit(s)

Course Number: 
E&EB 335/635
Professor (Faculty Member): 
Day / time: 
TTh 11:35am -12:50pm
Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Graduate
Course term: 
Fall
Year: 
2020