Medical Humanities subjects available in Semester 1, 2012


MMHU6901 Medicine and War
Co-ordinator: Dr Estelle Noonan

In this unit we will examine the links between medicine and war. This will be done both through substantive topics and through exposure to different intellectual and methodological approaches drawn from the humanities and social sciences, such as communicable diseases; new psychiatric problems and techniques; torture; ethical considerations concerning the involvement of the medical profession; the representation of medicine and war in literature and film (eg Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy); and in the visual arts (e.g. Picasso's Guernica).

Textbook Barker P. Regeneration. Penguin, 1992

Medicine and War will be held on Mondays from 6-8pm in the Latin Room 2, S225, in the Main Quadrangle.

Lectures commence on the 5th of March



MMHU6902 Independent Study
Coordinator: Dr Estelle Noonan

When: At your convenience, within semester dates (March-June)
Where: off-site

Independent Study allows a student to pursue a directed course of reading and research in an area of their own choosing. This unit of study has been developed in order to give students maximum flexibility to pursue individual interests, and can be accomplished in any location and in flexible hours. Students consult the Coordinator to draw up a study plan and bibliography, and receive weekly feedback on their learning. A 5000 word essay is required as a summary of learning at the course conclusion. Many students have published these essays in peer reviewed journals. Several students may undertake the same course of study simultaneously if desired.