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Electives - Humanities and Ethics in Medicine
Medicine and Culture
Elective Number: (Oasis E18g) 3507
Course Supervisor: Dr. Gertrude Fraser
Designated Signer: Dr. Marcia Childress, 5361 Barringer; 434.924.5974; email@example.com
Available: NOT OFFERED/CLASS CANCELLED FOR SMD19
Report to: Gertrude Fraser
Time to Report: TBA
Place to Report: TBA
Typical day: TBA
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: Minimum of 4, Maximum of 10
Course Description: This course explores medical anthropology, focusing the anthropologist's lens particularly on biomedicine as a cultural system; on the learning and practice of medicine; and on the health implications of gender, race, and class in our society.
Learning objectives: Students will be able to:
Understand principles, theories and methods of medical anthropology as a discipline
and as a lens for studying the culture of biomedicine
This course is a series of seminars organized around readings from a cross-section of academic and popular literature, including some foundational texts in medical anthropology. Participants are actively engaged in discussion and expected to integrate their own personal and professional experience into their course work. Students prepare individual projects that use anthropological theories and tools to analyze and interpret a particular medical setting, situation, or subject. Students also attend Medical Center Hour.
This description is a general overview. The supervisor will establish the schedule and particular requirements at the time of the course.