Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Anthony Wallace
Ethnophysiology is a realm of ethnomedicine that focuses on the psychology, attitudes, and behaviors of an indigenous populace in a specified ethnic, racial, or cultural group regarding how its residents typically perceive human bodily functions.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Missionary healthcare workers need to identify those factors that are endemic in the local culture that may potentially facilitate or impede their endeavors. This intelligence gathering and reconnaissance should be as comprehensive as possible during the preparatory phases and ongoing after their arrival on site.
Why This Course Is Important:
Knowing that there exists such a wide diversity of healthcare perceptions throughout the world and expecting the unexpected will facilitate the adjustment to otherworldly cultures and ethnic groups.