Biosocial Medical Anthropology

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for ANTHRO 372.


Medical Anthropology draws on biological and social/cultural anthropology to address issues of human health and disease. A distinct subfield, it includes studies of the co-evolution of humans and diseases, human ecology, cultural constructions of health and illness, medical knowledge and healing practices, and the political economy of health. Students are asked to research, think and write analytically about these topics.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for ANTHRO 372.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Heather Battles


ANTHRO 372: 15 points


ANTHRO 201 or 203 or 30 points at Stage II in Anthropology


ANTHRO 208, 324