Our aim is to facilitate collaboration between humanities, sciences and medicine.
Our current interests include
- healing environment,
- writing in science and medicine
- role of visual arts in medical education
Our teaching programme at the Medical Faculty:
Student Selected Component (SSC3)
The Medical Humanities Unit hosted the 2008 meeting of the Association for Medical Humanities UK. There were around 100 participants representing UK and international medical humanities community.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Within the NHS, we participate in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board projects to create the network of artists interested in getting involved in health-related issues and in the current large program of hospital design.
Medicine and Literature Group
This group, initiated and led for many years by Professor Robin Downie meets regularly throughout the academic year in the Department of Philosophy. Persons interested in participating should contact Professor Downie (R.Downie@philosophy.arts.ala.ac.uk)