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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,142.40|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,661.93|
- Pre or Corequisite
- 48 300-level HIST points
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History, Art History & Visual Culture's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Barbara Brookes
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Research.
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- 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