Medical Humanities Programmes at University of Aberdeen: summary by 11yflme

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									                               Medical Humanities Programmes at University of Aberdeen: summary

MB ChB Student Selected Component

This takes place in third year during the 6 weeks before Christmas and consists of one 30 credit option or two 15 credit options, the list
below reflecting the expected menu in 2010-11

30 Credit Options
British Sign Language with Disabilities Studies
Counselling Skills for the Medical Profession with Disabilities Studies
Health Studies in Education
History of Medicine
Human Anatomy: Dissection with Historical, Cultural and Social Dimensions
Medical Anthropology: Method and Theory
On-line Course Design
Socio-cultural Perspectives in Science Learning for Medical Students
Spirituality, Health and Healing
Alternative Medical Humanities Research and Writing Project

15 Credit options
An Introduction to Medical Education
Birth of Modernity: Politics, Culture and Science in Europe, 1700-1870
Essay Project On the History Or Culture of Health Or Medicine (only available with a language)
History of Art
History and Philosophy of Science for Medical Students
Languages for Medical Students : French, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
Languages for Medical Students : Gaelic, Beginners and Advanced
Languages for Medical Students : German, Beginners and Advanced
Languages for Medical Students : Spanish, Complete Beginners', Post-beginners', and Advanced
Medicine and Economics
Power and Piety: Medieval Europe
Studying Social Life
Philosophy for Medical Students        ) under discussion
Philosophy project                     )
Literature and Medicine (NEW)

To be finalised: Medicine and Creative Arts (inter-professional / RGU)

An aspiration: Medicine and Law


Intercalated BSc Med Sci Hons (Medical Humanities)

This can be taken after 3 or 4 years of the MB ChB. It started in 2008–9, with 2 students. One student is following the programme in
2009-10. About five students are expected in 2010-11, including two external students. Both 2009-10 students achieved 2/1s

Regulations



                                                                          i
                                                PROGRAMME YEAR 4 – 120 Credit Points

                           First half-session                                                     Second half-session
  Course                                                    Credit         Course                                                     Credit
                             Course Title                                                             Course Title
   Code                                                     Points          Code                                                      Points
                                                                         ME 44M2         Medical Humanities Dissertation           30
60 credit points chosen from suitable courses in the College of          30 credit points from suitable courses in the College of Arts and
                          iii                                                             iii
Arts and Social Sciences, as agreed with the medical humanities          Social Sciences
intercalated degree programme co-ordinator.
                                                   Total 120 credits, 90 credits at level 4


                                                                  Notes
                      i       Candidates must have completed 360 credit points of the MB ChB degree before
                              entering the programme.
                      ii      The dissertation will be in one of the subjects covered in the taught courses taken, and
                              must be in a medical/health-related topic approved by the medical humanities
                              intercalated degree programme co-ordinator.
                      iii     Suitable courses mean those with medical / health-related content, but one of the three
                              taught courses may be of a more general, theoretical, or methodological nature.
                              Candidates will not be able to choose courses where there is a large degree of overlap
                              with a course already completed for the Medical Humanities SSM. In addition, at the
                              discretion of the Medical Humanities Intercalated Degree Programme Co-ordinator, it
                              may be possible for students to take one suitable taught course outwith College of Arts
                              and Social Sciences.



Curricula followed to date

2008–9

    1.    CU3012: Cultural History of Medicine
    2.    S0 4025: Body Work and Body Workers
    3.    LX 4553 Law and Medical Ethics
    4.    Dissertation in the recent history / sociology of Sports Medicine (supervisors David Smith, Debra Gimlin)

    1.    Spirituality, Health and Healing
    2.    2 x 15 credit level 3 music performance courses
    3.    LX 4553 Law and Medical Ethics
    4.    Dissertation on the roles of Hospital Chaplains (supervisor John Swinton)

2009–10

    1.    S0 4025 Body work and body workers
    2.    EL 40VP Language and the professions
    3.    SR4503 Promoting Health With Sport And Exercise
    4.    Dissertation following up EL 40VP on communication / International Health organisations (supervisor Mark Garner)


An aspiration: an intercalated and post graduate masters in Medical Humanities


Centre for Lifelong Learning programme

Currently available

Level 1 – all 20 credits

An introduction to medical ethics and the philosophy of medicine (3 students completed In 2009-10)
Literature and Medicine (workbook ready, not yet run)
Sociology of Health and Illness (1 completed course in 2008-9)
Introduction to the History of Medicine (4 completed in 2009-10)

Level 2 – all 30 credits

Spirituality and Health (1 completed in 2008-9, 4? attending in second half session 2009-10)
Disability History (3 attending course in second half session 2010-11)

From 2010-11

Level 1 – all 15 credits

Introduction to Medical Humanities
Introduction to medical ethics and the philosophy of medicine
Literature and Medicine
Social Aspects of Health and Illness
Introduction to the History of Medicine

Level 2 – all 30 credits

Spirituality and Health
Disability History
Medical Humanities Essay Project

Programmes

Certificate in Medical Humanities: 60 credits of level 1 Medical Humanities courses + 60 additional level 1 credits
Diploma in Medical Humanities: the certificate + 60 credits of level 2 Medical Humanities courses + 60 additional level 2 credits


Aspirations: more students and further courses’ including some at level 3, to allow an ordinary degree programme – and, eventually,
level 4 courses and an honours degree.

								
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