ANTH 479 B: Advanced Topics in Medical Anthropology

Spring 2023
Meeting:
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm / SMI 311
SLN:
10333
Section Type:
Lecture
Instructor:
ASIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS THIS COURSE IS A BASIC INTRODUCTION THREE TRADITIONAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS O ASIA: CHINESE MEDICINE, AYURVEDA, A TIBETAN MEDICINE. WE WILL EXAMINE THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS, THE TRAINING OF PRACTITIONERS, MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUES UTILIZED IN TREATMEN AND IMPORTANT HISTORICAL DEVELOPMEN IN EACH SYSTEM. WE WILL EXPLORE ISS OF THE INTERFACE BETWEEN BIOMEDICIN AND THESE SYSTEMS, AND LARGER ISSUE OF GLOBALIZATION IN THE PRACTICE AN CONSUMPTION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE TAKING AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH, WILL AIM TO UNDERSTAND EACH SYSTEM FROM WITHIN ITSELF WHILE ALSO PAYIN CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH EAC SYSTEM HAS THRIVED AND HAS ALSO FAC CHALLENGES. WE WILL EXAMINE HOW SYSTEMS OF HEALING ARE BOTH BIOLOGICALLY AS WELL AS CULTURALLY BASED, AND WE WILL CONSIDER HOW THE MEDICAL SYSTEMS RELATE TO ISSUES OF NATIONAL IDENTITY AND GLOBAL POLITI WE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO TALK WIT PRACTITIONER OF ONE OF THESE MEDICA SYSTEMS.
Catalog Description:
Explores theoretical and ethnographic advanced topics in medical anthropology.
Department Requirements Met:
Medical Anthropology & Global Health Option
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
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June 21, 2024 - 6:29 am