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.
Please note: The UvA is monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus closely. More information on whether the Winter Schools in January 2021 are open to students from outside the Master Medical Anthropology and Sociology will be announced October 1st, 2020.
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 5th||10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30|
|Thursday January 7th||10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30|
|Monday January 11th||10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday January 13th||10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30|
|Friday January 15th||10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 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 2020
For more information contact study advisor Rozemijn Aalpoel via firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Credits||3-6 ECTS, 2 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|