Units of Study
ANTH2627 - Medical Anthropology
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Cynthia Louise Hunter
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.
1x1000wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd take-home exam (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)
readings will be available at the University Copy Centre
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
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