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Evolutionary science as a method to facilitate higher level thinking and reasoning in medical training


Abstract Evolutionary science is indispensable for understanding biological processes. Effective medical treatment must be anchored in sound biology. However, currently the insights available from evolutionary science are not adequately incorporated in either pre-medical or medical school curricula. To illuminate how evolution may be helpful in these areas, examples in which the insights of evolutionary science are already improving medical treatment and ways in which evolutionary reasoning can be practiced in the context of medicine are provided. To facilitate the learning of evolutionary principles, concepts derived from evolutionary science that medical students and professionals should understand are outlined. These concepts are designed to be a... (more)
Created Date 2016-10-15
Contributor Graves, Joseph L. (Author) / Reiber, Chris (Author) / Thanukos, Anna (Author) / Hurtado, Ana (ASU author) / Wolpaw, Terry (Author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Series EVOLUTION, MEDICINE, AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Type Text
Extent 11 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1093/emph/eow029 / ISSN: 2050-6201
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Citation Graves, J. L., Reiber, C., Thanukos, A., Hurtado, M., & Wolpaw, T. (2016). Evolutionary science as a method to facilitate higher level thinking and reasoning in medical training. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, 2016(1), 358-368. doi:10.1093/emph/eow029
Note The final version of this article, as published in Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, can be viewed online at: https://academic.oup.com/emph/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/emph/eow029
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