21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health
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This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international.
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 09, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 18, 2014
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