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SA3067   Colonial and Postcolonial Medicine

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: It will be restricted to Social Anthropology Honours students; exceptions will need the instructor's permission.

Planned timetable: Lecture - Tuesday (11am)

This module provides an introduction to colonial and postcolonial medicine in the Global South. It explores how medicine and public health become entangled with colonial and postcolonial systems of power and knowledge. Merging medical anthropological and medical historical perspectives, the module brings together a wide range of theoretical and empirical material that will allow students to approach how colonial and postcolonial medicine become interlinked in the contemporary world, and how different societies respond to this medical legacy.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 hour lecture (11 weeks), 1 hour tutorial (11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 275

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 6,000-word Essay = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr C Lynteris
Module teaching staff: Dr Christos Lynteris
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