The Creighton University Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work will offer a new online graduate program in Medical Anthropology leading to a Master of Arts degree with an option for a Graduate Certificate starting in the summer of 2013.
The program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to examine and address the diverse social and cultural issues related to health and healthcare.
“Medical Anthropology is a particular focus within the field of cultural anthropology, which is the study of human social organization, meaning making and adaptations to social and natural environment,” said Anthropology professor Laura Heinemann, Ph.D. “Medical anthropology recognizes that health and healing are components of culture and, therefore; it places healing and health within the broader human experience.”
Upon completion of this program students will be able to apply their knowledge and expertise to understanding, analyzing and addressing issues regarding problems in healthcare policy and practice. This cultural approach to health and healthcare will broaden conventional views of health and healing by asking and addressing complex cultural and biological questions in addition to being highly complementary among the other specialized health-related programs at Creighton.
More information about the program can be found at: http://www.creighton.edu/gradschool/graduateprograms/masterofartsma/medicalanthropologyprogram/onlinemaprogramandgraduatecertificateprogram/index.php#c151400