Thematic Area - Medical Anthropology

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Thematic Head – Prof. Isaac K. Nyamongo

 

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Prof. W. Onyango-Ouma

 

 

Dr. Jared M. Siso

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  • The Medical Anthropology thematic area provides students with training to enable them answer the following
  • How does culture influence the experience of illness, the practice of medicine and the process of healing for the individual or community?
  • What is the contribution of non-Western medical experience and/or plural ‘mixed’ medical systems in our understanding of health care systems?
  • How does culture shape biomedical research and practice and how should societies respond to transnational advances in technologies such as genetics or stem cell research?
  • How do financial considerations inform global health care practices and priorities?
  • How does the experience and perception of the body, self or notion of the individual or person influence illness and identity?

The institute gives student an opportunity to explore these and many other emerging and urgent issues concerning how health and well-being is socially and culturally constituted in comparative and transnational contexts. It offers an innovative teaching, learning and research environment and one of the most comprehensive and exciting programmes of graduate and undergraduate study in the region.

 

Below are courses undertaken in thematic area of Medical Anthropology:

NAF 600  Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology                      

NAF 601  Anthropological Theory.                                                                              

NAF 602  Social Science Research Methods.                                                    

NAF 603  Statistics for Social Sciences.

NAF 604  Contemporary Theory and Method in Medical Anthropology                

NAF 605  Fundamentals of Health Social Science.                                         

NAF 606  Implementation Research for Disease Control                                           

NAF 607  Culture, Health and Disease.                                                                      

NAF 608  Ecology, Health and Disease.                                                                     

NAF 609  Food, Culture and Disease.                                                             

NAF 610  Anthropology of the Body.                                                              

NAF 611  Social Science of Tropical Diseases.                                    

NAF 612  Applied Anthropology for Public Health.                                                  

NAF 613  Anthropology and Biomedicine.                                                                 

NAF 614  Ethnomedicine.                                                                                            

NAF 615  Health Systems Research.                                                                           

NAF 616  Health Promotion.                                                                                       

NAF 617  Culture, Health and Sexuality.

NAF 600  Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology                      

NAF 601  Anthropological Theory                                                                               

NAF 602  Social Science Research Methods                                                     

NAF 603  Statistics for Social Sciences

NAF 604  Contemporary Theory and Method in Medical Anthropology                

NAF 605  Fundamentals of Health Social Science                                          

NAF 606  Implementation Research for Disease Control.                                          

NAF 607  Culture, Health and Disease.                                                                      

NAF 608  Ecology, Health and Disease.                                                                      

NAF 609  Food, Culture and Disease.                                                             

NAF 610  Anthropology of the Body.                                                              

NAF 611  Social Science of Tropical Diseases.                                    

NAF 612  Applied Anthropology for Public Health.                                                  

NAF 613  Anthropology and Biomedicine                                                                  

NAF 614  Ethnomedicine                                                                                             

NAF 615  Health Systems Research                                                                            

NAF 616  Health Promotion                                                                                        

NAF 617  Culture, Health and Sexuality

NAF 600  Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology                      

NAF 601  Anthropological Theory                                                                               

NAF 602  Social Science Research Methods.                                                    

NAF 603  Statistics for Social Sciences.

NAF 604  Contemporary Theory and Method in Medical Anthropology.               

NAF 605  Fundamentals of Health Social Science.                                         

NAF 606  Implementation Research for Disease Control.                                          

NAF 607  Culture, Health and Disease.                                                                       

NAF 609  Food, Culture and Disease.                                                             

NAF 610  Anthropology of the Body.                                                              

NAF 611  Social Science of Tropical Diseases.                                    

NAF 612  Applied Anthropology for Public Health.                                                  

NAF 613  Anthropology and Biomedicine.                                                                 

NAF 614  Ethnomedicine.                                                                                            

NAF 615  Health Systems Research.                                                                           

NAF 616  Health Promotion.                                                                                       

NAF 617  Culture, Health and Sexuality.

NAF 600  Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology                      

NAF 601  Anthropological Theory.                                                                              

NAF 602  Social Science Research Methods.                                                    

NAF 603  Statistics for Social Sciences.

NAF 604  Contemporary Theory and Method in Medical Anthropology.              

NAF 605  Fundamentals of Health Social Science.                                         

NAF 606  Implementation Research for Disease Control.                                          

NAF 607  Culture, Health and Disease.                                                                      

NAF 608  Ecology, Health and Disease.                                                                      

NAF 609  Food, Culture and Disease.                                                             

NAF 610  Anthropology of the Body.                                                              

NAF 611  Social Science of Tropical Diseases.                                    

NAF 612  Applied Anthropology for Public Health.                                                  

NAF 613  Anthropology and Biomedicine.                                                                 

NAF 614  Ethnomedicine.                                                                                            

NAF 615  Health Systems Research.                                                                           

NAF 616  Health Promotion.                                                                                       

NAF 617  Culture, Health and Sexuality.

 

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