Medical anthropology is concerned with human life and wellness, human evolution and the geographic distribution of disease, the means by which societies cope with illness, comparative health care systems, and the delivery of biomedicine to traditional and modern societies. It is the comparative and holistic study of culture and its influence on disease and health care. It stresses the importance of culture in governing the type and frequency of disease in a population, the way people explain and treat disease, and the manner in which persons respond and relate to the delivery of modern medicine.

Anthropological Contributions to Diabetes Research and Interventions

   Syllabus: Undergraduate Medical Anthropology Spring 2006

Dennis Wiedman, Ph.D.
Florida International University

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