Brown University was founded in 1764 and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. There are currently about 6,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students.
Web Link: Botanical Roots of Modern Medicine (BIOL 0190E)
This course will explore a variety of medicinal plants found throughout the world, the diverse cultures that use them in their daily lives and the scientific underpinnings of their medicinal uses. In conjunction with readings, students will gain a hands-on approach in lab, observing, identifying and growing these plants. Freshman seminar. Instructor: Fred Jackson.
Web Link: Integrative Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream (BIOL 4660)
This course will introduce students to the world of CAM and place it into a framework of an Integrative medicine. Instructor: Robert Heffron
Plants, Food, and People (BIOL 0190H)
Examines plant structure, systematics, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics by focusing on crop plants, development of agriculture, and its effects on environment. Discusses biological principles of plant breeding and molecular and cellular approaches of agricultural biotechnology. Considers whether food can be produced for a world population of potentially 10 billion, while sustaining biodiversity and environmental quality. Instructor: Peter Heywood
The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries (PHP107)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the magnitude and complexity of the burdens of disease in developing countries and develop content and method competencies in global health. The course is interdisciplinary and defines and critically discusses environmental, epidemiologic, demographic, biomedical and anthropological perspectives on health and disease in developing countries. Instructor: Stephen McGarvey
Web Link: Methods for Extraction and Analyzing Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants (BIOL 0150C S01)
Plant secondary metabolites are currently the subject of much research interest when investigating new target compounds for potential medicine from natural products. Instructor: Fred Jackson.
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