- Code ANTH6026
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Medicine, Health
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the relevance of advanced anthropological
concepts for studying health and healing.
- Identify key features of advanced anthropological approaches to health and healing.
- Assess and critically compare the strengths and
weaknesses of different anthropological approaches to health and healing.
- Formulate well-researched anthropological areas of
inquiry and questions to be applied to issues of health and healing.
- Recognize and analyze the differences and similarities in
various healing systems based on advanced anthropological concepts.
- Work collaboratively to communicate the social significance of important medical and health issues and reflect on the process.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in critical reading,
thinking, writing, and public presentation.
In class written reflections: 10 x 200 words (20%) LO 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
Presentation: 10 Min (10%) LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Two Essays: 2000 words each (20% each) LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Group Project: 2000 words (30%) LO 1,2,3,4,6,7
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of combined lecture and tutorials over 12 weeks; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Baer, Hans A., Merrill Singer, and Ida Susser, 2013. Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives, Third Edition. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Good, Byron J., 1994. Medicine, Rationality, and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lock, Margaret, and Vinh-Kim Nguyen, 2010. An Anthropology of Biomedicine. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Sargent, C.F., and T.M. Johnson, 1996. Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Theory and Method, Revised Edition. Westport, CT: Praeger.
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