Medical Anthropology Special Lecture

Latest update: 11 July, 2021 (Sun)

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1. Overview

For international health, especially for cooperation and development, understanding diversified cultural background is crucially important. Any aid without understanding tends to become a kind of cultural invasion, and it may result in tragic outcomes for the local people. This lecture thus outlines the basic concepts and methodologies of medical anthropology, followed by several examples.

2. Plan

The lecture is done in the first semester on Thursday, 14:50-16:20 at GSICS Presentation Room.

However, due to COVID-19, this class has to be done online in 2020 and 2021. Please check BEEF to get the access information of Zoom.

Since 2014, debates on the several topics has been held, where the basic information is given and the sides are assigned in the end of previous week. After the debate, voting to judge the winner is to be done via Zoom, then the next week's topic is explained.

3. Evaluation

Based on presentation and discussion.

4. Reference

Winkelman M (2009) Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology. Jossey-Bass, John-Wiley and Sons. (Instructor Companion Site)

Debbie Newman, Ben Woolgar, ed. (2014) Pros and Cons: A Debater's Handbook. 19th ed., Routledge.

5. Office hour

Please send me e-mail to contact.

6. Message to the students

Done in English.

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