Medical Sciences | Mechanism of Human Disease
M570 | 21986 | Braun

(3 cr)

Topic:  The course will examine the epidemiology, mechanisms of
injury and social impact of selected infectious diseases introduced
by Europeans and Africans into New World Native Populations.  We
will consider the genetic diversity of new world native Americans at
the time of European contact and investigate the emergence and
evolution of selected infectious diseases such as measles, smallpox,
influenza, tuberculosis and syphilis.  We will investigate selected
New World epidemics using historic documents, archeological and
anthropological sources.

Above section open to graduate students only