- Code BIAN6519
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Biological Anthropology
- Areas of interest Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course is a survey of medicine, surgery, and medical theory and practices from prehistoric times through to the early medieval period. The focus of enquiry is the evolution and development of a suite of medical traditions over time as informed by their respective cultural milieus. Regionally Europe (the Greek and Roman empires and Medieval Europe specifically), North Africa (Egyptian), the Near East (Mesopotamia), the Indian subcontinent, and East Asia (especially China), are explored in detail. Sources for this survey include both received and discovered texts as well as a range of archaeological and osteological evidence.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- become familiar with a broad sample of scholarship on the archaeology, prehistory, and history of medicine and surgery;
- augment the ability to think critically about basic assumptions and conceptual frameworks in analysing medical issues, past and present; and
- deliver oral presentations and written debates about ancient medical issues.
Indicative AssessmentMajor Essay 4000 words (50%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Tutorial Tasks, 2000 words (50%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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