Studies In The History Of Medicine Before 1850 ESH5019

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The Course will provide students with an introduction to major topics in the history of medicine of the 18th and early 19th centuries, and to the methodologies, qualitative and quantitative, which historians have employed to explore them. Students will be introduced to the major bibliographical tools and archival resources (including on-line catalogues and databases) for the history of medicine.

Timetable

2 Hours per week over 10 weeks.

Requirements of Entry

This course is open to any Master's students in the College of Social Science or the College of Arts.

 

Please note this course is offered subject to staff availability.

Assessment

Assessment is by essay. Each student must submit two essays of approximately 2,500 words each. Essays must be word-processed, and should include a bibliography and references to the sources of quotations or statistics. Essays are based upon Seminar sessions.

Course Aims

The Course will provide students with an introduction to major topics in the history of medicine of the 18th and early 19th centuries, and to the methodologies, qualitative and quantitative, which historians have employed to explore them. Students will be introduced to the major bibliographical tools and archival resources (including on-line catalogues and databases) for the history of medicine.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the taught part of the course, the students should have:

1. Gained a working knowledge of the history of medicine from 1700 to 1850.

1. Become aware of a variety of different scholarly approaches to the study of the history of medicine and related fields.

1. Developed skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and in historical interpretation

1. Improved their written and oral exposition of historical interpretation and argument

1. Become proficient in literature searching and document location in medical history

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.