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ANTH 426 - Medical Anthropology

(3 units)
Application of anthropological theory and methods to human health, illness, and healing. A course designed for those interested in cross-cultural issues of health and diversity in health care. (ANTH 426 and CHS 426 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to articulate basic terms and concepts in the field of medical anthropology and apply the anthropological perspective to issues of public health.
2. Students will be able to articulate basic ethical principles in human subject research and know the basic rules that govern Institutional Review Boards.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate that health and explanatory models of illness and medical systems are cultural constructions.
4. Students will be able to apply the basic research methods and theoretical approaches in medical anthropology and thereby appreciate the fact that health problems and questions can be investigated from a range of theoretical approaches.
5. Students will be able to elucidate essential components of medical systems and identify similarities and differences in such systems cross-culturally.
6. Students will be able to outline the social and cultural implications of disease/illness, along with biological issues.


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