HIST380

Special Topic: Social History of Medicine and Health in the United States

2018

20

300

03 Jan 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Hamilton

This course looks at the role of medicine and health in shaping US history. We will explore such things as the impact of epidemics, popular attitudes toward health, the unique status of physicians, the evolution of public health, the changing place of women in the health system, controversies over vaccination, debates over how to deal with mental health, and the origins of the medical funding crisis currently raging in US politics. The course is primarily social history and does not pre-suppose any scientific or technical knowledge of medicine. The issues are fascinating!

Teaching Periods and Locations

18S (HAM)
Paper outline
03 Jan 2018 - 18 Feb 2018 Hamilton On-campus 100% internal assessment

Timetabled lectures and tutorials

18S (HAM)
Name Day Time Room Dates
Lecture 1 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Jan 9 - Feb 18
Lecture 2 Thur 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Jan 4 - Feb 11
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Indicative Fees

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Domestic
International
18S (HAM) $1,000

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18S (HAM) $3,877

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Additional information

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