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CHS 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.)

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Even Years

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


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