ANTH3007 - Medical Anthropology

Term 1


Using data from societies throughout the world, the course covers biomedical and behavioural definitions of disease and illness: systems of classification, the distribution of disease and illness; the roles of healer and the sick; rituals of healing; politics of diagnosis; competition between, and change with, medical systems; the assessment of efficacy.


Taught by: Dr Joe Calabrase, Dr Sahra Gibbon
Assessment: 2 hour unseen written exam (60%) + 2500 words essay (40%)
Student Contact Hours:
1 x 2 hour lecture + 1 hour tutorial per week
Prerequisites: None
Option Type:
Medical Anthropology

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