- 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:
- 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;
- recognise 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; and
- 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) 20% each (40) [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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