W1: „We have never been modern?” –An Initiation to Critical Approaches to Evidence Base in Medicine – How to respond? – / – Discussion of the Semester: Requirements and Timescale.
W2: Alternatives 1: Narratives and Explanatory Models – Confusions and the Lay Perspective
W3: Alternatives 2: Complementary Medicine – Competition at our Doorstep
W4: Alternatives 3: Healing and Folk Medicine- Wisdom or Beliefs?
W5: Alternatives 4: Biomedicine for Anthropology, or the Twist of Perspectives
W6: Challenges 1: Migrants, Refugees and Minorities
W7: Challenges 2: Reproduction, Sex, Age, Death and other Trends in “Western” Medicalization
W8: Challenges 3: Nutrition and Taboos- Biopower and Social Body
W9: Challenges 4. Placebo, Pharmaceuticals and the Rule of Pharmaceutical Industry
W10: Challenges 5: Public Medicine, Private Medicine and the Reproduction of Inequities
W11: Favourite Themes 1: Alcohol, Drug and AIDS at Crossroads of Culture and Law
W12: Favourite Themes 2: Shrinks and Madness – CBS and the Mirage of the Normal
W13: Fieldworks: Discussion 1.
W14: Fieldworks: Discussion 2.,Recapitulation, Feedback and Evaluation
Requirements of the Course:
– Active participation and interactive presence at the classes
– A classroom presentation on one of the main topics
– A mini fieldwork submitted written up by a set day and presented at a class