SHS8128 : Diseases in History
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jonathan Andrews
- Lecturer: Dr Bruce Baker, Dr Samiksha Sehrawat, Dr Vicky Long, Dr Luc Racaut, Professor Susan-Mary Grant
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module aims to deepen students’ understanding of history of medicine by examining how
diseases have been socially and historically constructed. Seminars will introduce students in the
varied ways the various in which diseases have been perceived over different periods in history, how
epidemic and endemic diseases have shaped societies across the world. In addition, students from
medical humanities and history will be exposed to different sources and methods used to study
diseases, whether infectious, chronic, ‘fashionable’, or epidemic. This module aims to deepen the
methodological and historiographical skills of students in analysing diverse primary sources.
Outline Of Syllabus
Topics may include:
Approaches to the History of Disease
Nervous Diseases and Neurasthenia
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||91||1:00||91:00||50% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||42||1:00||42:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||2:00||22:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||43||1:00||43:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||4||0:30||2:00||Scheduled Tutorial (half hour each) per student|
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||2||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.