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Metabolic Bone Disease

From Vitamin D deficiency to diabetes - Metabolic bone diseases and those in the Metabolic syndrome are linked to a wide range of biological and socio-cultural factors. These conditions are important in current communities worldwide, and understanding their origins and changing prevalence contributes to a fuller appreciation of aspects of both past and present groups. This course explores the potential two way exchange process involved in bringing together information from both clinical sources on on contemporary health problems and paleopathology. The course allows students to focus on issues linked to conditions in either past or contemporary groups. Choice of final paper topics is open; projects can comprise anything along the spectrum from literature based research to practical lab based projects (subject to availability of sample material; training in lab based techniques will be provided for student who select this type of project).


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No