Certified in Evolutionary Medicine: Microbes, Medicine, and Humanity’s Quest for Survival

Description

Have you ever wondered why we often develop a fever when we get sick? Or a cough? Why do we get cancer? Or the flu? Or allergies? Why do our bodies succumb to disease at all? In this class, we’ll answer these questions by taking a step back in time to consider how our evolutionary past has shaped our health in the present.

Evolutionary medicine integrates an evolutionary biology and anthropology lens with current medical knowledge to enhance our understanding of human health. This class uses topics such as development and aging, human migration, mortality, diseases (infectious, metabolic, and autoimmune), and physiological and behavioural mechanisms of immunity to explore the broad arena of human health within a deep time and global context.

What Will I Learn?

  • In this course you will learn:
  • An applied understanding of evolutionary principles to human health
  • Basics about the immune system
  • Human population variation
  • How changing environments influence virulence and disease transmission
  • Biocultural influences on human health

Topics for this course

5 Lessons

Module 1

Why do we get sick?:
Why does selection leave our bodies vulnerable?

Module 2

Module 3

Exam

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10,000.00

Material Includes

  • ebooks

Requirements

  • The following documents required for admission.
  • Educational documents
  • CNIC/Passport Copy
  • Passport Size Picture
  • Experience letter in relevant field

Target Audience

  • Relevant qualification