To what extent is biomedical understanding of the body universally applicable?

1. To what extent is biomedical understanding of the body universally applicable?   With reference to an example, explore the ways in which power is exercised and contested in the domain of population planning and fertility control.   With reference to trauma and/or social suffering, explore the ways the state impacts on people?s experiences of health and wellbeing.  4a. To what extent do practices of religious healing challenge biomedical  understandings of the relation between the mind and the body?  4b. ‘Religious healing is a form of modern-day quackery’. Discuss with  reference to the readings  With reference to examples, identify and assess some of the challenges encountered in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  ?Aids is more than an epidemic of disease. It is an epidemic of meaning? (Treichler) Discuss this statement in relation to the ways the ?meaning? of Aids  is created, contested and established. Assess organ transplantation in light of the ethical questions it poses.  Explore the significance of organ stealing rumours in relation to what they tell us about conceptions of death, the body, and social tensions.  How can we apply Foucault?s theories to understand the production of medical knowledge and the doctor-patient relationship today?  Evaluate whether insanity is a culturally and institutionally constructed phenomenon, or universal in its form and content across cultures.  4a. To what extent do practices of religious healing challenge biomedical  understandings of the relation between the mind and the body?  4b. ‘Religious healing is a form of modern-day quackery’. Discuss with  reference to the readings.  10. To what extent does ethnicity determine immigrant access to health care?  To what extent is homelessness socially produced?   10.To what extent is homelessness socially produced? Evaluate how and why homelessness has been medicalised

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