The Medical Anthropology and Sociology winter school course takes place annually in January. These short, intensive courses are designed to offer participants both an overview of and insight into the state of the art of medical anthropological research in three essential themes in health care.
The courses are taught in English. Participants will be exposed to the latest thinking in medical anthropology and will be stimulated to discuss and exchange ideas. The winter school courses are part of the Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam.
Prof. Dr. Annemarie Mol
After this course participants should be able to:
From the bodies of humans via the flesh of apples and oranges, through to bacteria; from sewage systems via needles through to wheelchairs; and so on: a lot of stuff is relevant to health and disease. Caring for self and others is as physical as it is emotional. Whether in the high tech practices of modern hospitals or the mundane practices of sleeping, eating and working: materialities are everywhere. How to analyse them? How to account for them in anthropological studies; in sociological analyses? How to not take what natural and medical sciences have to say about materialities for granted, but situate it in their socially embedded knowledge practices? These are the questions that in this course we will address.
|Tuesday January 11th||10:00 - 16:30|
|Thursday January 13th||10:00 - 16:30|
|Monday January 17th||10:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday January 19th||10:00 - 16:30|
|Friday January 21st||10:00 - 16:30|
UvA Master of Medical Anthropology and Sociology students take the course for 3 EC as part of their curriculum. VU Master Global Health students take the course for 6 EC as part of their electives. All other participants take the course for 3 EC.
Students enrolled in a full time Master’s programme at a Dutch university are legally exempt from paying extra tuition.
Lunch is not included.
Invoices can be paid by employers, research institutes or individuals.
Entry requirements for the winter courses are:
Are you an international participant? Please note that housing/hotel and visa arrangements need to be made individually and are not included in the tuition fees. In case you need a visa, please start procedures as soon as possible.
1 November 2021
For more information contact the study advisor via firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Credits||3-6 ECTS, 2 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|