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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 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.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
    Health and disease from a historical perspective. The practitioners' perspective and critical social history of medicine.
  • Health and disease in antiquity
    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.
  • Medicine and the Enlightenment.
    Medicine and the Enlightenment.
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