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DIVINITY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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DR 4084 / DR 4584
SPIRITUALITY HEALTH AND HEALING
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Professor J Swinton

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or above.

Note(s): This course will be available as DR 4084 in 2012/13.

An exploration of Christian theology and spirituality as it relates to medicine and health.
An exploration of Biblical and theological perspectives on health healing in the Old and New Testaments
An examination of Christian healing today
Critical reflection on healing and disability
Critical reflection on contemporary understandings of spirituality without God
Vocational issues around ministry, chaplaincy, medicine and psychiatry.
Practical issues around mental health, dementia, cancer, death and dying and the relationship between spirituality and medicine.

1 two-hour lecture and 1 one-hour seminar each week.

1st Attempt: 1 3,000 word essay (40%)and 1 three-hour exam (60%).

Resit: Not generally permitted at level 4.