Units of Study

ANTH2627 - Medical Anthropology

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Cynthia Louise Hunter

Description

Medical anthropology is a comparative and ethnographic response to the global influence of biomedicine within diverse cultural worlds. This unit will examine major theoretical approaches, their respective critiques, and the methods that underpin them. Concepts such as 'health/illness', 'disease', 'well-being', 'life-death', and 'body/mind' will be located in a variety of cultural contexts and their implications for different approaches to diagnosis and treatment considered. The unit will include culturally located case studies of major contemporary health concerns such as AIDS.

Assessments

1x1000wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd take-home exam (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Textbooks

readings will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

Prohibitions

ANTH2027

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