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Cursus: BMB507812
BMB507812
History of Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeBMB507812
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geneeskunde; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences, fac. GNK;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. F.G. Huisman
E-mailF.G.Huisman-3@umcutrecht.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. F.G. Huisman
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
BMS P3 A  (04-02-2019 t/m 12-04-2019)
Aanvangsblok
BMS P3 A
Timeslot-: Niet van toepassing
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingThis course is an elective course for all GSLS Master’s students & students of Research Master History and Philosophy
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-10-2018 18:00 t/m 25-11-2018 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 10-01-2019 18:00 t/m 11-01-2019 23:59
WachtlijstJa
Cursusdoelen
After this course a student:
  1. is familiar with the many dimensions of the historical and historiographical transformation of the western medical tradition;
  2. has developed a capability to critically analyse primary and secondary sources;
  3. can interpret them and report on them in a consistent narrative.
Inhoud
Period (from – till): 14 February 2019 -  18 April 2019
 
Faculty:
Prof. dr. F.G. Huisman, Julius Centre UMC Utrecht

Course description:
This is a nine-week course that is part of the Research Master History and Philosophy of Science, offered by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. In principle, it is open to all MA students of the Graduate School of the Life Sciences.
Modern biomedical science and modern medicine originated - both epistemologically and institutionally – in the period between 1850 and 1950. The epoch not only witnessed the birth of the modern hospital and the laboratory, but there was a growing awareness that the state had an important role to play in public health as well. Taken together, the hospital, the laboratory and the caring state can be considered as the symbols of modernity.
 
Over the course of time, the medical scientist and the clinician have become valuable citizens, who transformed our health care system profoundly. At the same time, scientific progress has come with problems and drawbacks. In order to understand modern medicine and health care, it makes sense to take a look at its historical roots.
This course is an introduction to the birth of modern medicine, looking at developments over the course of the ‘long nineteenth century’. After an introduction of five weeks, you are expected to choose a topic that particularly interests you and write a paper about it. Topics may be chosen from any period between Classical Antiquity and contemporary biomedicine.
You will find out that history is not about presenting dry facts about the past, but rather about reflecting the human condition. Medical history is thinking about the ways in which man is dealing with health and illness, with pain and death – both in the past and in the present.

Literature/study material used:
- W.F. Bynum, Science and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).
- M. Jackson ed., The Oxford handbook of the history of medicine (Oxford: Oxford university press, 2011):
* R. Cooter, ‘Medicine and modernity’ (pp. 100-116)
* H.J. Cook, ‘Medicine in western Europe’ (pp. 190-207)
* M. Gorsky, ‘The political economy of health care’ (pp. 429-449)
* R. Bivins, ‘Histories of heterodoxy’ (pp. 578-597)
 - Chr. Hamlin, Cholera: the biography (Oxford UP, 2009).

Schedule:
PART 1
Week 7 (Thursday 14/2/2019)
Week 8 (21/2)
Week 9 (28/2)
Week 10 (7/3)
Week 11 (14/3)
 
PART 2
Week 12 (21/3)
Week 13 (28/3)
Week 14 (4/4)
Week 15 (11/4)
Week 16 (18/4) – Tuinzaal, all day
 
Time and location
Time: on Thursdays, 13.15-17.00 (= 1.15 p.m. to 5 p.m.).
Location: Heijmans van den Bergh Building (HvdB), Uithof (to be reached by bus no. 12 or 28). Rooms differ (power point facilities are available everywhere).

Registration:
The maximum number of participants is 15. Please register via Osiris Student in Period 3 (Please note that this is a small exception in regards to start dates and corresponding Period. Use starting block BMS P3 A). More information can be found here in the Study guide.

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
N.A.
 
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
This course is an elective course for all Master’s student of the Graduate School of Life Sciences. It is open to all students enrolled in the Research Master History and Philosophy of Science.

Prerequisite knowledge:
Bachelor’s degree and admission granted to a GSLS Master’s programme or Research Master History and Philosophy of Science.
Ingangseisen
Voorkennis
Bachelors degree and admission granted to Masters program
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