Epidemiology, Medicine and Gender
- Students will understand the fundamental questions and methods of the history of epidemics.
- Students will develop critical skills in assessing and using historical evidence in the current healthcare crisis.
- Students will be prepared to detect the different ways in which the concepts of gender, class, and race have been evoked, instrumentalized, and debated in the context of various healthcare emergencies.
- Students will be able to read analytically academic literature for seminars, summarize 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
- Students will be able to analyze and compare the views of different authors on the same subject
- Students will be able to create and deliver a persuasive presentation based on required readings and additional literature
- The role of historical knowledge in the current crisisIntroduction: How We Know What We Know Dispatches from a Pandemic: How it Actually Feels Conclusion: How Epidemics End
- History of epidemicsEnvironmental Aspects: How Epidemics Emerge Cultural History of Epidemics: The Language of Disease Social History of Epidemics: The Great Leveler? The Medical Response: Making Sense of Disease The Role of the State: Legislating and Enforcing Health
- PerusallFor additional info on the grading algorithm, contact the instructor. All Perusall annotations and questions have to be submitted by the deadline (usually, 9am Moscow time on the day of the seminar). Late submissions will not be considered.
- In-class participationParticipation in polls, quizzes, and other interactive activities (e.g., via Poll Everywhere or Kahoot) during both lectures and seminars is expected and will be graded.
- PresentationUsually, the presentation would be graded as a group project for which one grade is issued to all the participants. Time limit for the presentation is set at 20 minutes and can be extended for up to 40 minutes (this has to be negotiated with the instructor before the seminar!). Failure to observe the agreed-upon time limit will result in a 1 point penalty.
- EssayA student chooses one question out of three and produces a written answer (1-2 pages long). Failure to produce an essay that is at least 0,5 page long will result in an additional 1 point penalty. Failure to submit the essay by the agreed-upon deadline will result in an additional 1 point penalty for every day the essay is late.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * In-class participation + 0.25 * Perusall + 0.25 * Presentation
- Omran, A. R. (2001). The epidemiologic transition. A theory of the Epidemiology of population change. 1971. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.F2382A6A
- Modern epidemiology, Rothman, K. J., 2008