From Blood and Guts to the Worried Well: Medicine in Britain, c. 1750-1990
Value: one unit
Dr Graham Smith
Taught through weekly two-hour seminars
3-hour exam (50%), best two of three coursework essays (40%), oral presentation (10%)This course examines the history of medicine health and illness in Britain from c.1750 – c.1990 within broader historical processes and developments. The course introduces students to the ways in which medical and health knowledge and practice has been constructed with particular emphasis on the history of medicine in Britain since the eighteenth century. While significant organisational and structural changes are examined in the ways in which medicine and healthcare are delivered, there is also an emphasis is on the social and cultural understanding of health, illness and the body.