|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. ir. BB Bock|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. ir. BB Bock|
|Examiner(s)||dr. ir. BB Bock|
Language of instruction:
The scope of medical anthropology, culture and subculture, among others;
- professional and folk sectors of health care;
- the doctor-patient interaction;
- cultural meaning of pain and drugs, and rituals concerning illness and misfortune;
- gender, health and healthcare;
- social-cultural meanings of food, nutrition patterns and methods of preparation;
- interviewing and constructing a questionnaire;
- the relationships between cultures and health.
After having followed this course, students are expected to:
- have knowledge of the concept of culture, as used in medical anthropology and medical sociology;
- have insight in the ways how culture gives meaning to health and illness in both the western world and in developing countries;
- be able to apply this knowledge by conducting a field research and by reporting the findings.
- attending lectures;
- literature study;
- participation in working couples/group;
- field work;
- writing and presenting a group paper.
Written exam, and evaluation of the final report and assignments.
Dr C.W. Aakster, Dr J.W. Groothoff (redactie) - 'Medische sociology, sociologische perspectieven op ziekte en zorg' zesde druk Wolters-Noordhof, Groningen/Houten, scientific articles via EDUweb.
|Compulsory for:||BGM||Health and Society||BSc||6AF|
|Compulsory for:||WUHES||BSc Minor Health and Society||6AF|