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The University of Edinburgh: Medical Anthropology

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Science
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme studies health, illness and healing from a cross-cultural perspective.

With a focus on the understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalised world, this programme allows you to engage with contemporary debates about old ills and emerging diseases. You will explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies.

You will examine key questions in current medical anthropology from the perspective of both medical and social sciences, and address relevant issues, such as:

  • the way encounters between patients and professional healers are negotiated in varied cultural settings

  • the importance of political, economic and historical analysis to an understanding of the body

  • the health-related effects of globalisation

Who this programme is for

Intended for a diverse range of students, this distinctive and interdisciplinary programme will complement your background in anthropology or health sciences.

The programme also acts as a conversion MSc for those without training in anthropology who wish to progress to a research career.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

MSc

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