University of Sydney

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Medical Anthropology

  • ANTH2627
  • Semester 1, 2013  
  • 6
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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. -- Course Website

Instructor: Anjalee Phyllis Cohen

Prerequisites: ANTH2027

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