[Offered in even-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||School of Arts & Social Sciences|
Using different analytical approaches, this subject explores the variety of medical systems human groups have developed through time to maintain the health of individuals and communities. Emphasis is placed on ecological and evolutionary approaches to health. The Western medical or biomedical paradigm is situated philosophically and historically in order to view it as a culturally and ideologically informed knowledge system to be considered from a comparative anthropological viewpoint. Case materials are drawn from Indigenous Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
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