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University of Edinburgh: Medical Anthropology

InstitutionUniversity 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, and explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies.

You’ll 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 is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy and Global Development Academy.

MSc

University of Edinburgh 

 University of EdinburghInspiring the world since 1583 
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.

We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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