Contemporary Issues in Medical Anthropology 2018/2019 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2019 weeks 04-13 - 50 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-10-15

Enrolment Code: UU-02011 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

Today, medical anthropology faces novel and productive challenges in its relation to biomedicine, public health and international health policy, whether as fields of investigation or collaboration. What are the specific contributions of a medical anthropological approach to carrying out research within a biomedical context, in the global north and the global south? Health, illness and medicine are ubiquitous in contemporary public debates, but are rarely investigated critically. We will examine the challenges medical anthropologists face in research collaborations with public health, international health organisations, and medical professionals. This course lets you examine issues such as ‘the body’, digital health, mental health, hospital ethnography, pharmaceuticals, anatomy, and assisted reproductive technologies.

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Contact

Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Engelska parken, Thunbergsv 3 H

Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2285

Fax: 018-471 7029

E-mail: kursadm@antro.uu.se

Director of Studies, Advanced Level studierektorAN@antro.uu.se