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HIST430 Special Topic: Health, Healing and History

Health, Healing and History explores how historians have engaged with what some commentators have called the new 'religion' of health in the 20th century: the enthusiasm for health practices and, as a consequence, medicine. Medicine is engaged with the big events in life, birth, death and disease. It studies the body and the mind, the individual and populations. The paper will ask whether or not the 20th century deserves to be called the 'golden age' of medicine.

Paper title Special Topic: Health, Healing and History
Paper code HIST430
Subject History
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Pre or Corequisite
48 300-level HIST points
Contact
barbara.brookes@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Barbara Brookes
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will develop:
  • An in-depth knowledge of the way in which medical knowledge developed in the 20th century
  • A critical appreciation of the historiographical debates about the interaction between medicine and society
  • An understanding of the ethical dilemmas consequent on the rise of 20th century medicine

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Health, Healing and History explores how historians have engaged with what some commentators have called the new 'religion' of health in the 20th century: the enthusiasm for health practices and, as a consequence, medicine. Medicine is engaged with the big events in life, birth, death and disease. It studies the body and the mind, the individual and populations. The paper will ask whether or not the 20th century deserves to be called the 'golden age' of medicine.

Paper title Special Topic: Health, Healing and History
Paper code HIST430
Subject History
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,098.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,352.87

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Pre or Corequisite
48 300-level HIST points
Contact
barbara.brookes@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Barbara Brookes
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will develop:
  • An in-depth knowledge of the way in which medical knowledge developed in the 20th century
  • A critical appreciation of the historiographical debates about the interaction between medicine and society
  • An understanding of the ethical dilemmas consequent on the rise of 20th century medicine

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
M1 Tuesday 13:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41