University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ANTH 2038 - Anthropology of Health and Medicine

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I Undergraduate Study
Incompatible: ANTH 2003 or ANTH 3003
Assessment: Workshop participation, presentation, essays
Syllabus:

This course develops a cross-cultural understanding of health, healing, beliefs about the body, and theories of illness - cultural, social and bio-medical. It critically examines the way in which medical beliefs and practices are socially constructed. Specific topics covered will include: cultural understandings of the mind/body, illness as symbol and metaphor, healers and their roles, institutional responses to disease, and the interaction between different health systems. Through the lens of medical anthropology the course asks students to contemplate their own assumptions about health and illness, and how each of these are 'treated' in a range of social and cultural settings.

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25100 LE01 80 31 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22031 WR03 20 13 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
25101 WR05 20 FULL 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
25102 WR04 20 4 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 9am - 11am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
25105 WR01 20 14 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 9am - 11am Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room