Public Health Anthropology

from University of Heidelberg
Registration deadline: 06 Jan 2020 Training date: 20 Jan 2020 to 31 Jan 2020 More Information

Content Overview

1. Introduction to Public Health Anthropology

  • Cultural ideas and practices relevant to health and disease, as a key to understanding people’s behaviour

  • Overview of medical systems as cultural systems

  • Explanatory models and health seeking behaviour

2. Research Methods in Public Health Anthropology

  • Defining a public health anthropology research question and the appropriate methods

  • Overview of tools used for data collection

  • Preparing and conducting in-depth interview

  • Methods and procedures for qualitative data analysis

  • Methods for analysing qualitative data

3. Application of Anthropological Approaches to Public Health Care Provision

  • Case studies of Malaria control, HIV/AIDS, community empowerment, chronic and lifestyles diseases and cultural factors in doctor patient interactions in the West

Learning Objectives

At the end of the module the participants should be able to:

  • Reflect on the use of ethnographic methods to conduct research in order to identify cultural paradigms and practices related to health and illness
  • Employ an anthropological perspective in identifying problems and finding solutions to public health problems encountered in the field
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired in class to develop research questions and define the methodology needed to do public health anthropology research
  • Apply public health anthropology tools to collect and analyze data, including the use of software technology
Fee information:
General Admittance: € 1.500.- tropEd students: € 1.000.- Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.- Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited. Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available. If the participant withdraws from the course less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged. less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged. less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged. The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.
How to register:

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