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Public Health Anthropology: Concepts and Tools

Univ. Heidelberg
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Content Overview

This course introduces participants to cultural ideas and practices relevant to health and disease as a key to understanding peoples’ behaviour. It gives an overview on medical systems as cultural systems, explanatory models, and health seeking behaviour. Course participants apply qualitative research methods, tools used for data-collection and analysis of data using Nvivo.This course enables participants to apply anthropological approaches to public health care looking at case studies in the field.

Course Topics

Introduction to Public Health Anthropology (25 hours)

  • 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

Research methods in Public Health Anthropology (30 hours)

  • Ethnographic methods as a basis for qualitative research
  • Overview of tools used for data collection
  • Preparing and conducting in-depth interviews and-, focus group discussions
  • Practicing observations
  • Analysing qualitative data using NVivo 11
  • Rapid Appraisal Methods

Applying Public Health Anthropology in the field of (15 hours)

  • Reproductive health
  • malaria, diabetes
  • interdisciplinary and transcultural competences

Renseignements sur les frais

\- 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.

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