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MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 110
Full UC Title: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
Transcript Title: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLGY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course engages with central concepts and debates in the anthropology of health, illness, and medicine. It considers the specificity of local therapeutic communities as well as the processes that connect such systems of knowledge and practice. The production of medical knowledge and health care systems – including biomedicine – are also examined, for they, and their social actors, do not exist outside of culture, society, and power relations. Drawing on both classic and contemporary studies, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and consider their value for specific research topics. Topics addressed include the meaning of disease and healing; theories of embodiment, disability, and reproduction; medicalization; new medical technologies; and global health. Finally, students consider how the study of medical knowledge and practice provide a prism to understand social relations and contribute to more general debates concerning issue such as nature-nurture, structural violence; modernity, globalization, or commodification. Prerequisite for this course is an introductory or intermediate level social science course. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: UCSSCANT35