Faculty of Arts


Reading Medical Ethnography


This course involves a close and critical reading and class discussion of recent ethnographic monographs in medical ethnography, together with supplementary reading on theory, ethics, methodology and ethnographic writing.

Course objectives:

  • To advance students' understanding of the challenges of social anthropological research in health and illness by examining issues of theory, content, ethnography and practice by reading, discussing and writing about the work of leading practitioners in the field of medical anthropology
  • To promote critical thinking
  • To enhance oral and written skills

Availability 2018

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Susanna Trnka


5 full length ethnographies - titles TBA.

Recommended Reading


ANTHRO 732: 15.0 points

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