- Code CHMD8014
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Medicine, Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Trang Ta
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2014
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The course provides a critical analysis of medical anthropological approaches in the area of culture, health and medicine. It uses case studies to analyse the different forms of social and cultural analysis to the study of health, illness, and healing and its importance for public health projects in the area of infectious diseases, maternal health, and child health among others. In addition, the course will critically analyse the use and misuse of the concept ‘culture' and ‘behaviour change' in public health projects before addressing medical anthropological approaches in clinical settings. The course will situate health and illness in a broader local and global context to illustrate the diverse factors, such as political economy and socioculture that impact health outcomes around the world. The course aims to give an overview of theoretical and applied medical anthropological approaches and to equip students to work in the area of culture, health and medicine.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills:
- to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key concepts and approaches in medical anthropology
- to demonstrate and apply the importance of culture in health related work.
- to engage in health work and understand the likely social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing health, illness and sickness.
- to reflect critically on their own experiences of health, illness and sickness in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.
Indicative AssessmentWiki contribution (25%), online class roleplay exercise (on-campus students: 15%, distance students: 25%), annotated bibliography and abstract (15%), 2500-word essay (35%) and tutorial participation (on-campus students: 10%)
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WorkloadDelivery mode This course will be taught through a blended approach of 2-hour on-campus seminars and online material/processes, making it suitable for both on-campus and distance students.
Digital resources will be available through the ANU's learning management systems. Seminars will be recorded and subsequently made available as streamed readings. For many seminars, a multimedia version (PowerPoint presentations with narration by the lecturer) will also be available.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3780||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|