Introduction to medical history 1

(until 1850) 

Credits:  6.0

 

This course offers a thematic-chronological survey of the history of medicine from Classical Antiquity to 1850, enabling students to understand how beliefs and practices reflect their historical and cultural contexts. The seminars aim to develop the
interdisciplinary abilities of participating students and prepare them for independent research.

 

Content

Sessions in this course focus on themes in the history of medicine before 1850, exploring changing concepts of health and illness and the diverse marketplace of remedies and advice. Seminars are given by professors and scholars from universities around the country as well as other those involved in medical history in other venues, including online and in museums. Developments within medicine are approached as socio-cultural phenomena, and students are also encouraged to consider how existing histories reflect and inform contemporary debates.

 

Introduction to medical history 2

(after 1850) 

Credits:  6.0

 

 This course offers a thematic-chronological survey of the history of medicine from 1850 to today, enabling students to understand how beliefs and practices reflect their historical and cultural contexts. The seminars aim to develop the interdisciplinary abilities of participating students and prepare them for independent research.

 

Content

Sessions in this course focus on themes in the history of medicine since 1850, exploring changing concepts of health and illness and the diverse marketplace of remedies and advice. Seminars are given by professors and scholars from universities around the country as well as other those involved in medical history in other venues, including online and in museums. Developments within medicine are approached as socio-cultural phenomena, and students are also encouraged to consider how existing histories reflect and inform contemporary debates.


 

General information 

This course is part of the track Medical History together with Medical History Research Seminar 1: Doing Research and Medical History Research Seminar 2: Medicine in Society. As a
whole this track has a weight of 24 ECTS, but it is also possible to take just one, two, or three courses. However, participation in any of the two Research Seminars is only open for students who have passed at least one of the two Introductory courses. Attendance at all sessions is
mandatory. 

 

 

More information on https://masters.vu.nl/en/programmes/history/index.aspx