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Certificate in Culture, Medicine & Health

If you are a student in Health and Society, Social Work, Equity Studies, International Development Studies, Global Health, Disaster and Emergency Management or related fields that require critical social science skills for analyzing health, well-being and diverse medical systems, Medical Anthropology will be of interest to you.

This certificate provides a critical social science approach for people aiming for professions that work with health systems and health needs of people from a broad range of cultural traditions. The certificate can be a stand alone program you take after graduation, or taken concurrently with your current program. The certificate program can be counted towards a minor in Medical Anthropology by students able to add a minor to their program.

Course Requirements

i) Core Requirements (15 credits total):

  • ANTH 2170 6.0 Sex, Gender and the Body: Cross-Cultural Approaches to the Body, Gender, Sexuality and Kinship OR ANTH 2330 6.0 Outbreak! Contagion and Risk in Anthropological Context
  • ANTH 3330 6.0 Health & Illness in Cross Cultural Perspective: Learning and Doing Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4330 3.0 Critical Issues in Medical Anthropology

ii) And 9 elective credits chosen from the following Anthropology, Sociology and Social Science lists:

  • ANTH 3190 3.0 Food, Eating and Nutrition in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 3200 3.0 The Anthropology of Global Health
  • ANTH 3280 6.0 Anthropology and Psychiatry in Global Context
  • ANTH 3560 6.0 Anthropology of the Senses
  • ANTH 4130 6.0 The Professional Anthropologist (placement course)
  • ANTH 4160 3.0 Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples' Health
  • ANTH 4430 6.0 The Anthropology of Reproduction, Personhood and Citizenship
  • ANTH 4570 3.0 The Brain, Self and Society
  • SOSC 3921 6.0 Indigenous Health and Healing
  • SOCI 3820 6.0 Sociology of Health and Health Care
  • SOCI 4300 3.0 Sociology of Health Care Systems