Mind, Culture and Psychiatry
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2 or Year 3
- Taught in:
- Term 1
- This Module is capped at 30 places
- Priority is given to 3rd year students
- Students enrol via the on-line Module Sign-Up system. Students are advised of the timing of this process via email by the Faculty Office.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The successful student will have a basic understanding of the different concepts that are used to understand the link between mind, culture and society. The course will foster a critical engagement with issues of global health and illness classification.
Scope and syllabus
Topics covered include neuroanthropology, the anthropology of dreams, psychoanalysis in Europe and Japan, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and gender dysphoria as conceptualised in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Method of assessment
The written exam will count for 60%. Coursework will count for 40% towards the final mark.