Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 324

Medical Anthropology


Description

Explores understandings and practices of health and illness from around the globe, including from New Zealand and the Pacific. Uses a variety of anthropological perspectives to assess the ways in which disease, illness and wellness are defined and experienced in different cultural settings; analyses diverse practices associated with health and illness; how the politics and policies of nation-states and global health regimes intersect and shape experiences of medical treatment and care. Theoretical approaches to meaning are brought into play with critical ecological approaches in this course, which employs biological and social anthropological theories, methods and case studies. A multifaceted understanding of health as a complex phenomenon is its aim.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Judith Littleton

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ANTHRO 324: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points from ANTHRO 201, 203, HLTHSOC 200, SOCSCIPH 200 or 30 points passed at Stage II


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