Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Historical & Philosophical Inq

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L 1T

Assessment methods

25% 1000 word mid-semester essay; 25% tutorial presentation / participation; 50% 2000 word final research essay

Course coordinator

Dr Karin Sellberg

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course introduces students to significant aspects of the rise of modern medicine, the cognitive evolution & the intellectual & social influences of the biomedical & social sciences in Europe from the early modern period to the mid-twentieth century. Topics covered include: the development of anatomical models, dissection and the surgical profession 1600-1730; theories of physical processes & the discovery of the circulation of the blood, 1615-1700; the influence of the scientific revolution on theories of physiology & mental functions, 1680-ca1960; the diagnosis & treatment of madness, 1620-ca1960; theories of evolution, life & reproduction, 1600-1890; the emergence of the modern medical profession, 1730-ca1960; theories of physical norms, phrenology & their social & scientific influences; obstetrics & gynaecology, 1600-1900; public health & disease in Europe, 1600-1900; scientific explanations of crime & social deviancy 1840-1900; health regimes, diet, old age & its management, 1600-ca1960.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile