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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