ANTH4502Issues in Medical Anthropology (A)3 ch (3S) [W]

A course designed to evaluate the application of medical anthropology in understanding and improving human health problems. A selection of case studies reflecting the various dimensions of medical anthropology in different cultural contexts are considered. The course begins with an introduction to the research methods used in medical anthropology. The important theoretical constructs that have influenced the field of medical anthropology and their application in research problems are examined.

Prerequisite: ANTH 2504 or permission of the instructor.