Culture, Health and Healing
Undergraduate | LTU-ANT3CHH | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 21 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- Start dates
- 29 July 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Culture, Health and Healing
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- 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.
- Medical Pluralism Across Cultures
- Intersections of Food and Health
- Illness Narratives
- Medical Ethnography
- Biomedicine and Public Health
- Inequality and Global Health
- Applied Medical Anthropology
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.
This is a level 3 subject. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Online quizzes (1,500 word equivalent) (40%)
- Short essay - 1,000-word written assignment (25%)
- Long essay - 1,500-word essay (35%)
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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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- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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