• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Trang Ta
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course introduces the student to existing and emerging paradigms for studying the relationship among health, development, and global change, including political economy, political ecology, environmental justice, and human rights perspectives.  It will draw, in particular, on critical-interpretive literature in medical anthropology.  Selected ethnographies and case studies from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pazific will illustrate the various theoretical frameworks, with emphasis on the health effects of development. The final section of the course explores health policy and activism in the context of human rights based approaches to health.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Analyse how changes in the global political economy, including the promotion of free trade and other neoliberal policies, are affecting health and well-being
  • Evaluate how livelihoods and landscapes are being altered by these policies and practices and explore the health consequences of these changes
  • Analyse how structural inequalities of gender, age, ethnicity, and race contribute to health disparities in the context of globalization
  • Explore people's agency in the context of these global changes, particularly how human rights based approaches are being used to negotiate access to better health and treatment

Indicative Assessment

30% online discussion forum

70% major project, 5000-6000 word essay

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Requisite and Incompatibility

7101XMAAPD, 7101SSOCENV, 7101S

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6044 28 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person N/A

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