Medical Humanities

Course code MEDI1021Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course explores the doctor-patient relationship and the context of illness and health in society through the study of literature, music, history and the visual arts.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAt the end of the course the student will have
1) demonstrated an improved ability to observe carefully and draw accurate conclusions
2) demonstrated enhanced understanding of and empathy for the patient experience, thus contributing to the professionalism of learners
3) examined the role of creativity and imagination in patient care
4) gained a greater understanding of the human condition.
5) examined the changing nature of the doctors role in society
6) examined the way society constructs disease and the implications of this construct for doctors and patients
7) developed the skills to reflect and express their personal feelings about learning to be a doctor
ContentHistory of Medicine
Doctor and Patient in Society
Literature and Medicine
Art and Medicine
Music and Medicine
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents will complete a creative writing task and an essay
Group/tutorial participation and contributionAttendance and participation in small group tutorials will be monitored by tutors throughout the course
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentLimited by program enrolment in B Med.