Research Focus: Medical Anthropology

Within the framework of this research focus, which is a specialist one, various topics are to be dealt with from the perspective of medical anthropology and thus contribute to this research direction gaining more visibility at SFU and in Austria.
In terms of content, the following areas can be named from today’s perspective: rehabilitation (cancer, psychiatric), medical anthropological foundations for health personnel (teaching and its evaluation for improvement, comparison with other countries) health competence of health personnel, health promotion as well as health behaviour (different target groups).
The international working group “Teaching medical anthropology to (future) health professionals” was founded in 2015 and is part of the Medical Anthropology Network (MAN) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists  (EASA).
The aim of the working group is, on the one hand, the networking of teachers of the subject at health institutions or universities that have health as a topic and, on the other hand, the development of curricula and the exchange of teaching content and best practice. Interested teachers are cordially invited to join the working group.

More information is available on our German page.

Special interest group »Teaching medical anthropology to (future) health professionals – MAE network of EASA«

This group was created in 2015 by Ruth Kutalek (Medical University Vienna) and Margret Jäger (SFU Linz) to facilitate networking among anthropologists involved in teaching medical anthropology to health professionals and students from a wide range of health professions. 
Activities have included panel discussion and workshops at relevant conferences (e.g. MAN, EASA), as well as collecting and sharing information about useful teaching materials and methods.
The group is coordinated by Mag. Monika Gritsch (SFU) and Patricia Hudelson (Geneva University Hospitals). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To join the network, please complete this questionnaire.


More information – EASA website