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The objective of the program is to train future medical anthropologists, physicians, nurses, PA's, and other health professionals to recognize and understand the complex relationships that exist between social, cultural, psychological, biological, economic, and environmental determinants and health, and to analyze and evaluate how contemporary health services are organized and delivered.
Students minoring in medical anthropology will be introduced to the literature and methods of medical anthropology, and topics such as the social history of sickness and medicine, medical ethics, complementary and alternative therapies, and the medical humanities.