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Society and Health in Historical Perspective

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 3 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course surveys the history of medical knowledge and practice from antiquity to the early 20th century. The course will explore a number of ongoing themes: race, bodily difference, and medicine; medicine and the environment; women, gender, and medicine; the history of the body; the history of sexuality; and the close connections between forms of social order and forms of medical knowledge.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student will be able to read academic literature for seminars, discuss it during a seminar and participate in a group discussion in English.
  • Students will be able to analyze academic texts, highlight their main arguments and critically evaluate them. They will also be able to compare the views of different authors on the same subject, analyze and evaluate the ideas of other students suggested during seminar discussions
  • Student will be able to study, understand and summarize the texts, which they read.
  • Students will be able to identify the main arguments of scholarly texts
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. Health and disease in historical perspective. The practitioners' perspective and critical social history of medicine
    Introduction. Health and disease in historical perspective. The practitioners' perspective and critical social history of medicine.
  • Paleopathology and paleomedicine. Medicine in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Medicine and health in the Graeco-Roman world.
    Paleopathology 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.
  • European medicine in the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. Medicine and the Enlightenment. Population, health and pre-modern state.
    European medicine in the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. Medicine and the Enlightenment. Population, health and pre-modern state.
  • Health, medicine and modernity: the making of the medical professions; public health and the political economy of health care in the 19th-20th centuries.
    Health, medicine and modernity: the making of the medical professions; public health and the political economy of health care in the 19th-20th centuries.
  • Women and medicine
    Women and medicine
  • Childhood, old age and medicine. Death and medicine
    Childhood, old age and medicine. Death and medicine
  • Contagion, bacteriology and microbiology
    Contagion, bacteriology and microbiology
  • Tropical, colonial and post-colonial medicine
    Tropical, colonial and post-colonial medicine
  • Heredity, genetics and DNA
    Heredity, genetics and DNA
  • Medicine and the mind
    Medicine and the mind
  • Revision
    Revision
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation in seminars
  • non-blocking Short oral or written summary
  • non-blocking The exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.2 * Participation in seminars + 0.4 * Short oral or written summary + 0.4 * The exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • 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

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • 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