HIST536 Blood and Guts: The History of Medical PracticeUpdated: 14 March 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
- Blood and Guts: The History of Medical Practice
|Coordinator(s)||Vanessa Bible (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
The human struggle against death, disease and illness is one that stretches back throughout the millennia. This unit will explore the various ways that people in the past engaged in that struggle and attempted to advance medical knowledge and skills. It will study attempts to combat disease, to defy death, and to understand how our bodies work and respond to illness and injury. Major themes include the impact of adversity on medical practice [eg: plagues, wars], schools of thought surrounding medical practice, attitudes towards mental illness, and links between medical practice and religious and cultural beliefs. Finally, the unit will consider the historical origins of aspects of current medical practice.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: