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ETHM 6002 Medical Anthropology (Fall/Spring)

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Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the ways in which culture influences health and medical decisions for the student to understand how different societies manage the social and cultural conditions that affect health. The course will use anthropological methodologies as applied to health and biomedicine to cover concepts related to cultural competence and responsiveness, cultural effects on biology, ethno-medicine, and understanding health activities as cultural practices.

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