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Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MDevStud or MPH or MGlobalHlthDevStud or GradCertGlobalHlthDevStud or MDevStudGlobalHlth or GradCertDevStudGlobalHlth or MAppAnth or MDevCult or MSocEntre or GradCertSocEntre or MPASR or MPASRMDevStud or GradDipPASR or GradDipPP or MPPP or MPPPMDevStud or MPPPMPASR or 10cp in ANTH units at 8000 level
This unit examines the evolutionary, cultural, socio-economic, and political dimensions of disease and health. Notions of disease causality and healing practices vary across societies, and an understanding of the dynamics of these factors is crucial not only for theoretical advancement, but also for applied intervention in the field of international public health. In addition to surveying the key conceptual developments in medical anthropology, we look at how anthropological perspectives and methods can be used in applied settings. We also explore issues in critical medical anthropology, such as: How do global inequalities and violence affect health in developing countries? What larger social transformations accompany the rise of biomedicine, including recent biomedical technologies? These topics explore various dimensions through which medical anthropology can analyse and shape global health policies and interventions, preparing students to work in health policy and applied research.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
|Written Discussion Guide||30%||No||Weekly|
|Final Exam||40%||No||23:59, 14/11/21|
Written Discussion Guide for Weekly assigned readings.
Essay relating to medical anthropology
On-line final exam
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The draft 2021 timetable has scheduled this seminar to meet on Wednesdays from 2-4pm in the 109 Tutorial Room, 9 Wallys Walk. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seminars will be temporarily conducted as 'zoom' meetings. Students will be informed if and when on-campus seminars recommence. When this occurs, please check the timetable to confirm this location at https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2021/.
Your active participation is essential to your learning experience. The weekly 2-hour seminars (either through zoom or on-campus) will not be recorded, so you must plan to attend in person, and participation is a mandatory component of your final mark in the unit. Students are expected to be active participants and demonstrate that they have actively engaged the readings and material presented. Each student are expected to lead the seminar discussion one week with the unit convenor.
Detailed information about seminar topics, resources, and assessment tasks can all be found on iLearn.
The unit convener will use the first half of each seminar to introduce concepts, provide background information or examples, or offer an overview of the key issues under discussion. The second half of the seminar will be devoted to discussing the issues and readings as well as your progress on the research essay. All required readings will be available electronically through iLearn.
A full outline of weekly seminar topics is available on iLearn.
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|20/07/2021||Note changes to assessment due dates: Essay due 17 October 2021 Exam due 14 October 2021|
Unit information based on version 2021.05 of the Handbook