Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Presentation, online quizzes and literature review

Course coordinator

Dr Jenny Munro

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The course is intended to introduce students to the field of medical anthropology. It explores social, cultural and political dimensions of health and illness through an examination of topics such as biomedicine, inequalities and violence, the cultural meanings of health and illness, sexuality and sexual/reproductive health, relationships between patients and healers, global health and medical humanitarianism, the health of Indigenous peoples, mental health, transcultural psychiatry and more.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile