HONR 2010G Medical London: Culture and Context

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

Much of medical practice in the Western world has as its roots medical practice in Western Europe, and for centuries, London served as one of the major European centers of medical education and practice. This seminar examines the cultural context of medicine and medical education in London though various lenses. Readings from a variety of literary, historical, medical and cultural sources will acquaint students with London medical practice and the unique challenges it has faced during past centuries. The course also includes a required trip to London with walks to specific sites related to medical practice arranged geographically. The travel component is required for successful completion of the course. Satisfies general education requirement in Arts and Humanities. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Winter 2015 (201530))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify various cultural contexts in which medicine and medical practice occur in London over time;
  2. Identify themes in and contexts for London’s medical history;
  3. Describe ways in which London’s medical culture and its past have influenced contemporary Western medicine;
  4. Examine connections between readings and walks through London’s medical past;
  5. Produce several written analyses based on readings and experiences in London in addition to a longer research project that demonstrates the use of critical vocabularies and methods of research.
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