Cultural Education: Establishing the Medical Humanities movement in the UK

The research of academics in the College of Arts has changed the way medical students across the UK study. The College of Arts was the first to offer humanities modules to medical students. The importance of medical humanities for doctors and patients is now widely recognised and is offered by thirty of the UK’s 32 medical schools.

In Glasgow, academics collaborate with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as part of the Glasgow Medical Humanities Unit. Creative Scotland has also funded further research into the healing environment and the role of visual arts in improving patients’ experiences, resulting in new modules being offered to medical students.

Project Partner: 
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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