Society and Health in Historical Perspective
- Students will understand the fundamental questions and methods of the history of medicine; they will develop critical skills of assessing medicine’s complex role in contemporary society.
- Student will be able to read analytically academic literature for seminars, summarise it, highlight the main arguments, and critically evaluate them
- Students will be able to discuss academic literature during a seminar and participate in a group discussion in English
- Student will be able to read academic literature for seminars, discuss it during a seminar and participate in a group discussion in English.
- IntroductionHealth and disease from a historical perspective. The practitioners' perspective and critical social history of medicine.
- Health and disease in antiquityPaleopathology and paleomedicine. Medicine in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Medicine and health in the Graeco-Roman world.
- Health, illness and disease in the middle ages: Europe and the Islamic world.Health, illness and disease in the middle ages: Europe and the Islamic world.
- Medicine and the Enlightenment.Medicine and the Enlightenment.
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.2 * Participation in seminars + 0.4 * Short oral or written summary + 0.4 * The exam
- Bynum, W. F. (2008). The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=363643
- Porter, R. (2001). Bodies Politic : Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900. London: Reaktion Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=440604