FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES HSCI 100-3 Human Biology D100 Fall 2011 Lectures: Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday 8:30 - 9:20 am Burnaby campus B9200 Tutorials: One hour per week, various times available (Tutorials start during second week of classes) Lecturer: Dr. N.E. van Houten Office: Blusson Hall 9702 Phone: 778-782-9065 E-mail: [email protected] (For all course related information – use webCT email for communication) Office hours: TBA COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the evolutionary and ecological principles relevant to understanding human health and disease. It provides an introduction to human anatomy, physiology and genetics within the context of human life history (i.e. human growth, development, sexual maturation, reproductive investment, and senescence). Topics will include: • Origin of life, genetic inheritance, epigenetics, phenotypic plasticity. • Natural selection, evolution and ecological pressures. • Organization and regulation of biological systems.
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