Course Detail for ANTH 34211

LocationPerth, Australia
ND Course Number34211
ND Course TitleHealing, Medicine and Culture
Host University NumberANTH 2501
Host University TitleHealing, Medicine and Culture
Course Description

This unit focuses on the nature and practice of healing and medical care in different historical and cross-cultural contexts. It draws on medical anthropology and sociology to explore the close articulation between individual suffering and the social, moral and political order within societies. The unit encourages students to think critically about (1) conceptions of the body and suffering; (2) the health care seeking process; and (3) the cultural organisation of medical knowledge and practice. These themes are developed in topics which include various approaches to illness, disease and health; the language, symbolism and imagery of healing and medicine; lay perspectives of the illness experience; the history and experience of pain; and studies of ethnomedicine, biomedicine, medical pluralism and international health.

University Credit3
Language of InstructionEnglish
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