Units of Study

ANTH2627 - Medical Anthropology

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Timothy Lynch


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.


1000wd essay (30%) and 3000wd take-home exercise (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


(12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)




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