• 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

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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Specialisations

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
2
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
2016 $3894
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $5190
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
4842 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
Online
4843 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 Online N/A

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