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MED 52Q What is a Human? Scientific and Mythological Approaches to Meaning
Reconciling our mythology and current scientific consensus is a worthwhile pursuit to establish a balanced, congruent personal philosophy toward life. nIn this sophomore seminar, we will first explore scientific perspectives on the origin and evolution of humans utilizing archaeology, genetics, and evolutionary psychology. With this framework secured, we will sample major religious texts such as G.... More Description for MED 52Q
Terms: 2018-2019 Autumn | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Pottathil, V. (PI)
MED 70Q Cancer and the Immune System
Preference to sophomores. Myths and facts surrounding the idea that the immune system is capable of recognizing malignant cells. The biological basis and function of effector arms of the immune system; how these mechanisms may be used to investigate the biological basis and potential therapy of cancer. How the immune system functions.
Instructors: Pottathil, V. (PI)
MED 71N Hormones in a Performance-Enhanced Society
(Formerly 117Q) Prefersnce to freshmen. Explores how the availability of hormone therapy has affected various aspects of daily lives. Topics include the controversies concerning menopause and its treatment; use of hormones in athletics; cosmetic use of hormones to enhance growth, strength, and libido; use of hormones as anti-aging drugs; and how the hormone system has influenced our notions of gen.... More Description for MED 71N
Terms: 2018-2019 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hoffman, A. (PI)
MED 73N Scientific Method and Bias
Offers an introduction to the scientific method and common biases in science. Examines theoretical considerations and practical examples where biases have led to erroneous conclusions, as well as scientific practices that can help identify, correct or prevent such biases. Additionally focuses on appropriate methods to interweave inductive and deductive approaches. Topics covered include: Popp.... More Description for MED 73N
Terms: 2018-2019 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ioannidis, J. (PI)
MED 86Q Seeing the Heart
Introduction to biomedical technology, science, clinical medicine, and public policy through cardiovascular imaging. Invasive and noninvasive techniques to detect early stage heart disease and to see inside the heart and blood vessels. Topics include: common forms of heart disease, how they develop, and why they affect so many people; imaging technologies such as ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET, and opt.... More Description for MED 86Q
Instructors: Ioannidis, J. (PI)
MED 87Q Women and Aging
Preference to sophomores. Biology, clinical issues, social and health policies of aging; relationships, lifestyles, and sexuality; wise women and grandmothers. Sources include scientific articles, essays, poetry, art, and film. Service-learning experience with older women. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center).
Instructors: Ioannidis, J. (PI)
MED 88Q Dilemmas in Current Medical Practice
Preference to sophomores. Social, political, scientific, and economic forces influencing medical practice. Spiraling costs, impaired access to health care, and disillusionment toward the health care system. Attempts by government and medical insurers to control costs through managed care and health maintenance organizations. Medical education and how it has affected the practice of medicine. Alter.... More Description for MED 88Q
Instructors: Ioannidis, J. (PI)
MED 94Q Hormones, Health, and Disease
Preference to sophomores. The role of hormones in maintaining health; how abnormalities in hormones cause disease. Topics include: the pituitary, the master gland; thyroid hormones and metabolism; insulin and diabetes; adrenal steroids and hypertension; vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and osteoporosis; sex hormones, birth control, pregnancy, and menopause; androgens, erectile dysfunction, and ath.... More Description for MED 94Q
Instructors: Ioannidis, J. (PI)
MED 108Q Human Rights and Health
Preference to sophomores. History of human-rights law. International conventions and treaties on human rights as background for social and political changes that could improve the health of groups and individuals. Topics such as: regional conflict and health, the health status of refugees and internally displaced persons; child labor; trafficking in women and children; HIV/AIDS; torture; poverty,.... More Description for MED 108Q
Terms: 2018-2019 Spring | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Laws, A. (PI)
MED 120N Cardiovascular Physiology in Normal and Disease States
Preference to freshmen. Introduces students to the anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical aspects that comprise the discipline of cardiovascular medicine. Topics will include explanations of such pathologic states as heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, cardiac rhythm disturbances, and sudden cardiac death. Introduction to the underlying principles of diagnosis and treatment of hea.... More Description for MED 120N
Instructors: Laws, A. (PI)
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