Evolution and Medicine

Evolution and Medicine (2015, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Stephen Stearns. This course is a survey of evolutionary insights that make important differences in medical research and clinical practice, including evolutionary mechanisms and the medical issues they affect. Individual genetic variation in susceptibility; evolutionary conflicts and tradeoffs in reproductive medicine; the evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence in pathogens; emerging diseases; the evolution of aging; cancer as an evolutionary process.

Welcome to Evolution and Medicine

Lecture 01 - Evolutionary Thinking
Lecture 02 - What is a Patient?
Lecture 03 - What is a Disease?
Lecture 04 - Defenses
Lecture 05 - Pathogen Evolution
Lecture 06 - Cancer as an Evolutionary Process
Lecture 07 - The Evolution of Reproduction
Lecture 08 - Mismatch
Lecture 09 - Mental Disorders
Lecture 10 - Individual Health versus Population Health
Lecture 11 - Conclusion