Posts by: Taz Daniels

Week 6: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Pick a global health problem in a specific area to discuss (HIV in Malawi, sexual health in India, infant mortality in China, FGM in the Sudan, etc.) Body: (300 words) Provide background information on the global health problem from your…

Week 6: Reflection Post Prompt

Title: Choose an area/intersection of applied medical anthropology to investigate further (e.g. “Clinical Medical Anthropology”, “Public health”, “Epidemiology, “Global health”, “Community health”, etc.) Body: (300 words) Explain why you picked this intersection and how it applies to your personal interests…

Week 5: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Pick a condition that you feel is heavily medicalized or biomedicalized in our society (e.g. “Obesity”) Body: (300 words) Describe the role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization and biomedicalization? What does it say about…

Week 5: Reflection Post Prompt

Title: Choose a dichotomy in biomedicine to analyze further (e.g. life/death, nature/culture, male/female, mind/body, treatment/enhancement, doctor/patient, healthy/sick, etc.) Body: (300 words) What do we mean by the “culture of biomedicine” and why is this an important concept? Draw on the…

Week 4: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Choose an episode of True Life dealing with a medical condition from this list [link] to analyze for this activity post and write the title of it (e.g. “I have schizophrenia”) ***If you pick an episode that does not directly correspond…

Week 4: Reflection Post Prompt

Title: Choose a medical condition from this week’s materials that you think is misunderstood in our culture (e.g. “Fibromyalgia” or “Type 1 Diabetes”) Body: (300 words) Elaborate on the medical condition in your title and explain how culture and biomedicine can…

Week 3: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Write the name of a “culture-bound syndrome” (CBS) you want to research further and the name of the culture it is associated with (e.g. “Anorexia in the United States”) – choose something different from the ones discussed in the…

Week 3: Reflection Post Prompt

Title: This week we have seen several examples of healers in various ethnomedical systems and healthcare sectors. Choose one to reflect on further (e.g. “Clown Doctors in NYC” or “Medical doctors in Japan”) Body: (300 words) Summarize the article/link/film(s) you…

Weebly Link Post Prompt

Title: Write the name of the illness you plan on building your weebly website on (e.g. “Weebly – Anorexia” or “Weebly – Breast cancer”) Body: A link to your weebly “ANP204-yourMSUNetID.weebly.com”  NOTE: even if you have already included the link…

Week 2: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Choose ONE of the three Unnatural Causes episodes you watched to analyze in this post – write the title here (e.g. “When the Bough Breaks”) Body: (300 words) How did you do on the Health Equity Quiz? (be honest!)…