ANTH 312

Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

An introduction to the main themes and theoretical frameworks in medical anthropology, including applied medical anthropology, cultural construction of illness, and critical medical anthropology. Topics may include enduring cultural traditions of healing, the place of infectious diseases in human societies, contributions and critiques of biomedicine, medicalization, nutrition, global health campaigns, and the comparative study of medical systems.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ANTH 312, ANTH 412.


Undergraduate course in Anthropology offered by the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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