• Offered by National Ctre for Epidemiology & Population Health
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Health, Medicine and the Body, Medical Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course introduces to students to the emerging discipline of cultural epidemiology,  defining what it is and how it might be undertaken.  It focuses on employing cultural theories, concepts and related methods to the health of populations and sub-populations.
The course will cover 

  • the history of cultural epidemiology
  • theoretical approaches
  • main methodological issues
  • discussion of Australian and New Zealand research examples 
  •  current debate

Learning Outcomes

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

Students will be expected to gain at the postgraduate level, skills in:

  • interdisciplinary understandings
  • critical analysis of cultural epidemiology texts
  • appropriate written and verbal expression 
  •  evaluation of key methodological approaches

Indicative Assessment

6,000 words written assessment, (90%), seminar/ online participation (10%). Written assessment will consist of 2 short papers on specific topics and one major essay (5,000 words).

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Two day intensive course on campus with additional online teaching via computer and internet.  Online teaching methods may include podcasting, interactive tutorials, live chat and discussion forum.


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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
3 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.

3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $1548
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2073
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2193 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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