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November 19, 2022

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This course includes:

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Description

This course examines how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine.

Students analyze medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of things. Also considered is how people in different cultures think of disease, health, body, and mind

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Course Unlimited
  • Introduction to Basic Issues Unlimited
  • “Irrational” Beliefs in Disease Causation and Treatment Unlimited
  • Symbolic Healing and Harming Unlimited
  • The Cultural Construction of Disease Unlimited
  • Theoretical Frames Unlimited
  • Meaning, Medicine, and Illness Unlimited
  • The Institution(s) of Medicine II Unlimited
  • The Institution(s) of Medicine III Unlimited
  • The Institution(s) of Medicine V Unlimited
  • The Institution(s) of Medicine VII Unlimited
  • Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context II Unlimited
  • Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context III Unlimited
  • Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context IV Unlimited
  • Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context V Unlimited
  • Stigma, Responsibility, and Blame Unlimited
  • The Challenge of Chronic Illness Unlimited
  • New Reproductive Technologies Unlimited

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