Writing assignment due next tuesday

Evolutionary Medicine 2012

Click on the link above for the powerpoint from today.

The writing assignment is due in hardcopy in class next tuesday, one page or less (references not needed). Answer this question:

“Why should doctors understand evolution? How will knowledge of evolution help doctors take care of patients?”
These are the readings that will help with the assignment:

Alcock and Schwartz. A clinical perspective in Evolutionary Medicine: What we wish we had learned in medical school.  Evolution: Education and Outreach, 2011.

Stearns. Evolutionary Medicine: Its Scope, Interest, and Potential. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2012, under review.

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