GSPH 205 Medical Anthropology: Cultural Foundation for Health and Illness


This course will help the student to understand the societal and cultural determinants of health. The content of the course will include the definition and concept of culture and health; the practice of medical anthropology; Social structures and conceptions of disease; treatment and outcome; influence of culture and religion on behavior in relation to health and diseases; health decision making, modern and traditional systems for health care and culture and social epidemiology.