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ME33CW: CREATIVE WRITING FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The course is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop their creativity and practical literary skills in a highly supportive, constructive learning environment. It also introduces students to some of the key processes and challenges involved in publishing creative written work, whether poetry or prose.

The teaching process consists of regular, carefully targeted critical advice and guidance from the class tutor and peer evaluation from class members in a workshop environment. Examples of writing by both recognised authors and class members will be used to stimulate both the appreciation and practical application of the basic principles of effective creative writing.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Helen Lynch

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Medicine (ME) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

AIMS

  • To provide an understanding of the processes of creativity and of the development of an original conception into a completed literary artefact
  • To enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of literature through practical engagement with the demands of formal control, coherence and aesthetic impact
  • To provide students with techniques for developing or extending their own creativity and practical literary competence
  • To enable students to compare their own work with works by recognised and established writers
  • Students will be encouraged to write about themes connected with medicine, health, illness, disability, birth and death, and in this way will address key themes of the experience of medicine from the points of view of medical professionals and patients

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Tutorials during University week s 13 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Seminar Work

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Seminar Work (including constructive tutorial participation) leading to the completion of three original literary pieces of any kind.

Learning Outcomes
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Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Original writing consisting of either a single complete work of prose of between 1500-3500 words, or a single dramatic scene, or between 50-75 lines of poetry. 

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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