Critical Approaches to Medical Humanities (HISM017)

30 credits

The Medical Humanities constitute a growing field of scholarship that analyses and interprets a broad set of medical/health issues. This module introduces you to key methodological and analytical approaches humanities and social science scholars have taken to studying medicine, health and disease. Through multi- and inter-disciplinary readings and seminar discussion, students taking this module will gain a good understanding of how various humanities disciplines—and interdisciplinary clusters—interpret medical topics, and consider the relationship between this scholarship and medical practice.