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Complementary Medicine and Society I, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Course within the Programme - Master of Arts and Science in Health and Society
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Health and Society - HOA
The student shall increase their deeper knowledge of medical pluralism in society. The students shall aquier a deeper understanding of socio-cultural factors of importance for the development of Western biomedicine in relation to other healing systems. They shall be able to analyse and discuss background, implications and consequences of medical pluralism in society within interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. They shall be able to present their analysis in a scientific paper to be presented and discussed at a seminar.
The course will deal with texts, illustrating different concepts and conceptions of health and healing systems in society, with special emphasis put on what is meant by traditional, alternative, complementary and integrative medicine. Empirical studies and theories on mechanisms behind socio-cultural differences in the development of health care in a historical and international perspective will be included. National and international policy documents concerning traditional and complementary medicine will be dealt with. The course explores concepts and conceptions of traditional, alternative, complementary and integrative medicine in a both historical and contemporary international perspective.
Lectures, individual work and seminars. Alternatively as an individual course: reading, tutorials and written assignment.
Active participation in seminars. Discussion of short papers presented by the students. Alternatively as an individual course: A written assignment.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Admission to the Master program in Health and Society or, as a single subject course, a Swedish “grundexamen” (fil. kand.), an international degree corresponding to a Bachelor in Arts and/or Science or studies up to a documented equivalent level.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Complementary Medicine and Society I
Complementary Medicine and Society I
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IHS - Department of Health and Society
Registrar No: 1237/04-41   Course Code: HHSD11      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Health and Society - HOA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
D       HOA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2006-03-27