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Master of Culture, Health & Medicine

Course Description

The Master of Culture, Health and Medicine is an interdisciplinary initiative between the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, focusing on medical anthropology and health sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the problems of combining anthropological perspectives and medical practices with other forms of technical expertise in health related research and practice. You will learn to apply the critical social inquiry and participatory processes to policy and program design and implementation and evaluation in the fields of local and global health. The degree is composed of a general stream and five specialisations consisting of global health and development, health policy and ethics, health and gender, health and environment and health and Indigenous Australia.

Typical courses

• Ancient Health and Disease
• Ancient Medicine
• Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice
• Cultural Epidemiology: Theory and Methods
• Directed Readings in Culture, Health and Medicine
• Global Health and Development
• Health and Disease in a Changing World
• Health and Inequality in Latin America
• Indigenous Australian Societies and Culture
• Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy
• Introduction to Gender and Development
• Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
• Nutrition, Disease and the Human Environment
• Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine
• Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research
• Representing Medicine: Performance, Drama and Identity
• Research Project in Culture, Health and Medicine

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Anthropology.

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