LIFESCI 2. Evolutionary Human Physiology and Anatomy

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Daniel Lieberman, George Lauder, Ian Wallace
  • Term: Fall
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 123674
  • Subject Area: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Why is the human body the way that it is? This course explores human anatomy and physiology from an integrated framework, combining functional, comparative, and evolutionary perspectives on how organisms work. Major topics, which follow a life-course framework, include embryogenesis, metabolism and energetics, growth and development, movement and locomotion, food and digestion, stress and disease, and reproduction. Also considered is the relevance of human biology to contemporary issues in human health and biology.

Note: This course includes a weekly 3-hour lab. This course may not be taken Pass/Fail.