1. Sociocultural construction of health and illness: cross-cultural view.
2. Anthropology of health or medical anthropology: object of study, history, concepts, and fields of study.
3. Health-illness care process. Medical models, transactions, and care pluralism in globalization.
4. Biological/social/political body: medicine and social control.
5. Family networks, social networks, and social networks 2.0. Healthcare and care for situations of dependency (chronology and disability): gender obligations and social and health rights. Economic crises and consequences on health.
6. Gender and construction of inequality in health, illness, and care. Suffering, pain, and violence.
7. Anthropology of sexuality and reproduction.
8. Anthropology applied to health. Globalization and cross-culturality.
The anthropology of health examines the human health problems, their definitions from all social actors and processes of care in their broader social and cultural contexts. In addition, considered as fundamental to various models of care, in all its spheres and levels, from cutting-edge research to care in clinical and home environments. This branch of the social anthropology in some sectors has an approach essentially holistic, critical and applied. Them premises of split of the branch are: 1. the disease and the cure are fundamental in it experience human and is include best holistically whereas the relationship between context, in which has a paper relevant it diversity cultural and it biology human. 2. the disease represents an aspect of the environment that is influenced by human behaviour, at the same time requiring bio-cultural adaptations. 3. cultural systems of health aspects have important pragmatic implications for acceptability, effectiveness and improvement of health care, particularly in multicultural societies
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Analytical and critical capacity to define, understand, and address any problem in work scenarios within multi- and intercultural contexts.
- Skills to design alternatives for resolving social and cultural conflicts by applying multidisciplinary tools.
- Mastery of the necessary theoretical, analytical, and methodological knowledge that is transdisciplinary in nature for use in distinct specific social and cultural situations and problems.
- Ability to update, consolidate, and integrate new knowledge to improve professional practice using self-learning continuous techniques and improvements and critical analysis.
- Skills to analyze, evaluate, and assess distinct professional, institutional, territorial, and/or associative scenarios through the identification of problems, interpretation of data, and the formulation of solutions by applying action methodologies that favor community participation.
- Critical capacity for social analysis of the causes and consequences of inequality and discrimination, keeping in mind the full diversity between persons, fundamental rights, and equal opportunities between men and women, the principles of equal opportunities and universal access for persons with disabilities, and the very values of a culture at peace and with democratic values.
- Ability to handle theoretical concepts, perspectives, and scientific and social methodologies in an advanced manner in contemporary social, economic, political, and cultural situations.
- Ability to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge and scientific and social methodologies to new situations and problems.
- Ability to work, plan, and intervene in multi- and intercultural contexts by integrating knowledge and skills from distinct disciplines.
- Ability to plan and organize socio-cultural intervention projects in contemporary situations and local problems.
- Capability of presenting and communicating work results in a clear manner to specialized and non-specialized audiences.
- Skills for autonomous acquisition and self-study of knowledge from a transdisciplinary perspective.
- Mastery of the strategies necessary for critical access to information and reliability in the use of documentary sources.
- Ability to apply contributions from anthropology to the health field that serve professionals to relearn the institutional manner taken by the responses of distinct cultures regarding health issues, their role as a regimen of social control, and the consequences of their decisions in the health field, sexuality, and human reproduction.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Prepare students to reveal the role of culture in the processes of care, health and disease.
- - Enable students to participate in this area and tools in planning in the context of the care, health and disease.
- -Develop skills of critical reflection on the processes of health and disease in different cultural contexts, relating to health protection, disease prevention, attention and care.
- -Encourage the active participation of the community in the definition and resolution of their problems of health/disease
- - Learn about the institutional form adopted by different cultures with regard to health problems, as well as its role as a social control regime.
- - Reveal the role of power relations in this field, as well as the health problems resulting from the same.
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Methodology and grading
- Development of an intervention project in the field of health, disease, attention. This is a job, between 3 and 5 pages in which it arises and define a topic / issue related to the care, health and disease process. The structure of it is: problem definition, possible approach from anthropology