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Experiences of Illness and Healing - ARTS3876

Course Outline: Contact School
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in a major or minor in Sociology and Anthropology and 72 uoc overall including 12 uoc at Level 2 in the major or minor
Equivalent: SOCA3801
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Subject Area: Sociology and Anthropology

This course explores the social and cultural meaning of illness and healing. Illness involves changed relationships, with the body, the self, the psyche, the environment and other people, and any illness is likely to work simultaneously in several of these dimensions. The course looks at what it means to be sick and means to be well. We consider: the distinction between curing and healing; the nature of care; the experiences of suffering and pain; the relationship between the bio-medical body and the social body. The course ranges from the physical to the psychic, to the interpersonal, to the political, to the ecological.

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