This course aims to broaden student’s understanding of health issues by equipping them with the social science concepts that will allow them to conduct deeper and richer analyses than those possible using “traditional” epidemiological and biomedical concepts, and enhances their skills in critical and reflexive thinking. It provides students with a unique opportunity to acquire a comprehensive toolkit of concepts and approaches which will enhance their capacity in the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, and in all areas of health research.
The course draws on a wide range of ethnographically rich texts dealing with contemporary data from Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa as well as western cultures. CHMD8010 complements CHDM8004 Qualitative Methodologies in Health research, CHMD8009 (Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Health Interventions, and Perspectives in Culture, Health and Medicine (CHMD8014).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of at least six analytical concepts that may be used in the analysis of public health research
• Articulate a critical understanding of how anthropological concepts may be used in the analysis of public health research
• Evaluate the relative utility of diverse analytical concepts in the analysis of health research
• Reflectively evaluate the efficacy of conceptually informed analyses of public health issues vs. approaches based in naive empiricism
70% - 6000 word essay
15% Seminar presentation (paper to be handed in)
15% Class participation
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The workload will be three contact hours per week comprising a combination of lectures and seminars with the expectation of a further seven hours of independent study.
There are no prescribed texts. Course readings will be provided.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3409||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|