Society, Healthcare, and the Cultures of Competence

GMS MA 650

This course examines the history and current policies of health education, beginning with the notion of "competencies" as a basis for biomedical training and the development of a model that has been exported to other fields. This course focuses on the conceptual formation of key "professional competencies" in medicine, acupuncture, and chaplaincy and explores the meanings of "cultural competence." Readings include autobiographical accounts of medical students, physicians, chaplains, and acupuncturists. Offered through MA program in Medical Anthropology. 3 cr, Spring sem.

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