ANTH 3341 – Medical Anthropology

(3 credits - TG) 3 hours lecture

Medical Anthropology explores beliefs, practices and experiences of health, illness and healing in cross-cultural perspective. Topics will include the role of healers, their patients, and the relationship between the two, the cultural aspects of biomedicine, the ways in which the members of different cultures experience, understand and treat illness, and the transformation of traditional medical systems in the face of globalization.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1103 or consent of the department.

west gate mount royal