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146.211 Systems of Healing (15 credits)

A study of the variety of ways that people throughout the world address the problems of illness.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Barbara Andersen
  • Subject: Social Anthropology
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s):
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 13 July, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 15 November, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Saturday 25 July, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,316.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods of medical anthropology.
  2. Contrast the cultural categories of sickness, disease, health and healing.
  3. Appraise the role of a wide range of healing practices and practitioners.
  4. Analyse the impact of historical and global processes on the well-being of communities.
  5. Describe contemporary issues, ethical and practical, for anthropologists in the health field.
  6. Explain the contribution that medical anthropology can make to addressing socio-cultural, political and environmental challenges.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,2,3 25.0%
2 Written Assignment 1,5,6 30.0%
3 Written Assignment 1,3,4,6 45.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

Compulsory
  • Exploring Medical Anthropology
    Author: Donald Jorelemon
    ISBN: 9781138201866
    Edition: 4th Edition
    Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS

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Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 3 hour(s) of Lecture(s) per week.


Lecture (All students)
Friday 08:00 - 11:00

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