HFKK00021U In Sickness and in Health: Southeast Asian Perspectives

Volume 2015/2016

Udbydes efter Studieordning for Asienstudier på BA-niveau med specialisering i de centrale fag Indologi, Japanstudier, Kinastudier, Koreastudier, Sydøstasienstudier og Tibetologi, 2010-ordningen eller

Studieordning for tilvalgsstudiet på BA-niveau i Sydøstasienstudier 2007-ordningen eller

Studieordning for kandidatuddannelsen i Asienstudier 2008-ordningen


Cultural beliefs influence health-related behaviour all the time. A person’s illness is often all about the meaning that the person brings to their symptoms.  This course examines the myriad ways of thinking about health, illness and seeking treatment in Southeast Asia. It looks at the power of cultural beliefs in shaping how people and their families will understand, manage and cope with different kinds of illnesses, the meaning of a diagnosis for them, how health choices are made, how illnesses can be cured and how people respond to different kinds of treatment. The course will also look at how cultural beliefs are also reflected in a society’s health care system. This course is for all those who wish to understand how socio-cultural factors affect physical health and how being sensitive to these factors can make an important difference in the well being of a person.

Learning Outcome

BA 2010-ordning:
Sydøstasiatisk realia 1 (fagelementkode HIØB00671E eller HTHB00671E)
Sydøstasiatisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HIØB00741E eller HTHB00741E)
Sydøstasiatisk realia 3 (fagelementkode HTØB00761E eller HTHB00761E)

BA Tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Sydøstasiatisk Realia A (fagelementkode HSØB10051E)
Sydøstasiatisk Realia B (fagelementkode HSØB10061E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Tværfagligt tema (fagelementkode HFKK00356E eller HFKK00372E)
Tekstbaseret emne (fagelementkode HFKK00316E eller HFKK00341E)
Emnekursus A (fagelementkode HFKK00387E eller HFKK00386E)
Formidling (fagelementkode HFKK00326E eller HFKK00355E)
Emnekursus B (fagelementkode HFKK00371E eller HFKK00328E)

Readings to be announced later.

Lectures and discussions
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 356,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment