explores human evolution, globalization and the environment
as factors for health disparities and the geographic distribution
the topics discussed in the course include:
- anthropological theories of illness and disease
interpretations of HIV/AIDS
- wide-ranging healthcare experiences as practitioners and consumers
- examination of diverse medical
systems (naturopathy, ethnobotany, shamanism, etc.)
is placed on the cross-cultural, comparative analysis of how people
cope with illness through a range of medical systems. Students are introduced to the wide array of careers in medical anthropology
that support healthy communities in the United States, as well as
the various responsibilities of health practitioners globally.
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