Culture, Health and Healing
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- 31 Jul 2023
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Develop an understanding of social and cultural factors and issues relating to health and medicine.
Research and develop a coherent written arguments relating to culture, health and healing.
Apply ethical and cultural considerations to issues in medical Anthropology.
- • "Other Worlds" of Healing, Harming, Living and Dying
- • Medical Pluralism Across Cultures
- • Cultural Intersections of Food and Health
- • Illness Narratives and Medical Ethnography
- • Critical Perspectives on Biomedicine and Public Health
- • Inequality, Structural Violence and Global Health
- • Practicing Applied Medical Anthropology
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ANT2CHH (Culture, Health and Healing) are ineligible to enrol in this subject
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In this subject we offer an anthropological perspective on health, illness and healing. You will explore the ways in which culture shapes how we experience and understand states of health and illness and the diversity of approaches to diagnosis and healing. Medical anthropology is one of the largest sub disciplines of applied anthropology and students will explore its historical underpinnings, its contributions to theory and research methodology both within anthropology and other health disciplines more broadly. You will also be offered opportunities to learn about medical anthropology in practice including how it contributes to interdisciplinary team work and community partnerships as applied to health and development, health promotion and public health, Aboriginal health and cultural diversity in communities and in the clinic.
- Online quizzes (1,500 word equivalent) (40%)
- Short essay - 1,000-word written assignment (25%)
- Long essay - 1,500-word essay (35%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.