Units of Study

ANTH2627 - Medical Anthropology

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Timothy Lynch

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 exercise (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Textbooks

readings will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

Prohibitions

ANTH2027

 Wednesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ANTH2627

Lecture

             

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