- Code CHMD8008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
- Academic career PGRD
- Christine Phillips
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course examines major themes in the history of western medicine, with a particular focus on medicine in Australia. It traces the changing experience of health, disease, and the healing professions from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics include: the evolving culture of medicine and allied health professions; the changing nature of medical technology and pharmaceuticals; the social meaning of disease; relationships between science, industry and medical practice; and the changing doctor-patient relationship.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to :
• articulate a general understanding of major developments and themes in the history of modern western medicine. (LO1)
• demonstrate familiarity with historiographic methods and their application to the history of medicine (LO2)
• express articulately in both written and oral forms an historical analysis of a topic in western medicine. (LO3)
Assessment will be based on:
• 1500-word first paper 20% (LO 1)
• 1000-word paper - preparation for final paper 15% (LO 2)
• Presentation 20% (LO 3)
• Final paper 35% (LO2 and LO3)
• Attendance and participation in tutorials 10% (LO 3)
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3 hours per week of lectures and seminars, with weekly readings and online contact (total of ten hours per week)
There are no prescribed texts for this course – all course readings will be excerpts from larger works or journal articles and will be available electronically on the course website
Assumed KnowledgeThere is no assumed knowledge or skills, other than general academic ability to critically analyse texts and prepare and present reasoned arguments.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8527||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|