Culture, Health and Illness
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The module aims to introduce students to basic concepts and themes in the anthropology of health and healthcare. It covers issues related to culture; body; pain; mental states; healthcare encounters; healthcare sectors and healthcare pluralism; women, culture and health; patient mobility and biomedicines in a globalised world; healthcare and visible minority patients. By using illustrations from ground level studies of the day-to-day experience of health and illness in both western and non-western societies, the module will provide students with a fresh and stimulating perspective on the ways in which human suffering is grounded in larger social and cultural contexts.
1. Develop a dynamic understanding of the notion of culture
2. Appreciate the importance of culture in health and health care
3. Explore the implications of globalisation and cultural diversity for health and healthcare in Ireland
4. Demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to a variety of cases