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ME33LM: LITERATURE AND MEDICINE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Challenging conventional boundaries between the humanities and the sciences, this course explores the relationship between literature and medicine, and asks what kind of ground the two disciplines might share and how they might enrich one another. The course considers a wide range of texts concerned with the human experience of illness, health and disease from the eighteenth century to the present.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Catherine Jones

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Topics to be addressed include: the use of rhetorical techniques by doctors in both clinical writing and correspondence with patients; the adoption and transformation of the case history in medical writing and the novel; the incorporation by novelists of medical knowledge into their narratives; the representation in literature of ethical dilemmas encountered by medical professionals; pain, sympathy and the medical encounter; the role of narrative in shaping the way in which doctors, patients and illnesses are represented and perceived; the intersection of literature and psychiatry.


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

  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 13 - 17

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

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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