SHS8127 : The Patient in History
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Samiksha Sehrawat
- Lecturer: Professor Jeremy Boulton, Dr Thomas Rütten, Dr Ellen Tullo
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module aims to deepen students’ understanding of history of medicine by examining the figure
of the patient. Seminars will introduce students to the varied ways the ‘patient’ or sufferers of disease have been perceived over different periods in history. Students will be exposed to different sources and methods used to recover the patient’s perspective. This module aims to deepen the methodological and historiographical skills of students in analysing diverse primary sources to
prepare them for their dissertation.
Outline Of Syllabus
Topics may include:
The disabled patient
The contested patient
The anonymous patient
The fictitious patient
The 'mad' patient
The fashionable patient
The contagious patient
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||91||1:00||91:00||50% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||0:30||0:30||Guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||41||1:00||41:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||3:00||3:00||Film screening|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||2:00||22:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||42||1:00||42:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||1||0:30||0:30||Tutorial/surgery time divided between staff supervising assignments|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability. They encourage students to share ideas and information and develop a sense of common identity as historians before they undertake individual and more specialised advanced research projects.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||100||4,000 words (including footnotes, excluding bibliography)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.