Mind, Culture and Psychiatry in Comparative Perspective
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- Year 1 or Year 2
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- Term 1
This course is available only to students taking the MA in Medical Anthropology
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.