Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ANT3047

 
TITLE Introduction to Medical Anthropology

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

 
DESCRIPTION Objective:

Medical Anthropology studies the interaction between culture and disease, including the cross-cultural study of local health beliefs and practices.

Content:

It explores the political economy of medicine, drug studies of human reproduction, studies of stress, and bio-medicine as a cultural system.

Reading List:

- Johnson and Sargent (eds.) Medical Anthropology - Contemporary Theory and Method: Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease; and individual ethnographic monographs.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Gisella Orsini

 
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