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Transforming our understanding of disease to improve human health requires framing questions about health and illness in new and innovative ways. Through the connection of evolutionary biology, medicine, global health, and public health, learn how to holistically approach ideas about evolution, human vulnerability, and the future of medicine.
With rising need for health science-related skills and an aging population in the United States, innovations in health and medicine are in demand. Evolutionary medicine is a new and burgeoning field situated between the life and social sciences that seeks to integrate the fields of evolutionary biology, genetics, medicine, global health and public health to transform our understanding of disease and improve human health. Students who complete this certificate program learn how to integrate perspectives from across fields to answer questions about health and disease in the context of human life history.
Students are introduced to integrated approaches within the biological and social sciences that are capable of address an emerging, anticipated public need such as reemerging infectious disease, challenges with vaccines, the expansion of chronic disease and other growing public health crises.
The certificate in evolutionary medicine consists of 15 credit hours, at least 12 of which must be upper-division. All 15 credit hours must be completed at ASU.
Electives -- 9 credit hours
ASB 503: Medical Anthropology (3)
ASB 507 / BIO 507: Advanced Evolutionary Medicine (3)
ASB 510: Health: Social and Biocultural Theories (3)
ASM 401: Health and Human Biology (3)
ASM 456: Infectious Disease and Human Evolution (3)
ASM 460: Human Growth and Development: An Evolutionary Perspective (3)
ASM 503 / BIO 510: Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health (3)
ASM 546 / BIO 546: Principles of Human Genetics (3)
ASM 598 / BIO 598: Topic: Evolution and Mental Disorders (3)
BIO 462: Endocrine Physiology (3)
BIO 522: Populations: Evolutionary Ecology (3)
BIO 545: Populations: Evolutions Genetics (3)
ASB 598 / BIO 598: Topic: Maternal and Child Health (3)
EVO 601: Principles of Evolution (3)
MBB 445: Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics (3)
MCB 540: Functional Genomics (3)
MIC 425: Advanced Immunology (3)
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.