Culture in Medicine, Culture of Medicine II. (Focus on Mental Health and Mental Healing)
W1: Medical Anthropology and Beyond – Discussion of the semester: Requirements and Timescale.
W2: Placebo – Theories and Practice I.
Placebo in pharmacological research and medical treatments
W3: Placebo – Theories and Practice II.
W4: Medicalization of Feelings and Thoughts – Concise History of Mental Disorders
W5: Psychiatry – DSM and other problems with nosologies – What is a Problem, after all? And how to call it?
W6: Psychiatry –Science or Subjectivness – Brain or Soul
W7: Psychiatry – Social Actor – Social Factor (Expenses, Availability, Roles, Benefits and Welfare)
W8: Culture Bound Syndromes I.
Body image and Eating Disorders
W9: Culture Bound Syndromes II.
Bodily, mental, or psychosomatic?
W10: Culture Bound Syndromes III.
Old Ones and New Ones – Exotism and Mainstream
W11: Talking Therapies and Symbolic Healing– Critical approach to Psychotherapy
W12: Family therapy – Families and therapies around world
W13: Fieldworks: Discussion 1.
W14: Fieldworks: Discussion 2.,Recapitulation, Feedback and Evaluation