Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

This module is inactive in the selected year. The information shown below is for the academic year that the module was last running in, prior to the year selected.

2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HPSC3313 Medicine, Disease and the Body after 1700

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Adrian Wilson
Email: a.f.wilson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

Module replaces

HPSC3312

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Western medicine in 1700, and even in 1760, was still tied to its ancient foundations; but thereafter it witnessed a series of dramatic transformations, involving new practices, technologies and ideas, not least new ideas about the body. This module will explore those developments selectively, focusing on one of the specific themes listed below, and laying a major emphasis on primary sources. There are no pre-requisites; the course is suitable both for HPS students and for students in other disciplines, and indeed it has been taken in the past by students from many different departments in both the arts and the sciences. (Although the course follows on from HPSC 2301 History of the Body 1, it is not necessary to have taken that module first.).

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Relate interpretations of the body to the relations of authority between doctor and patient and to the institutional settings of medical practice;
2. distinguish the rival interpretations of the body which have characterised Western medicine in its historical development;
3. grasp and articulate the transformation of Western medicine from the Renaissance to the birth of modern medicine;
4. interpret primary sources relevant to the history of medicine;
5. critically assess the relevant historiography.

Syllabus

This module examines the post-Renaissance origins of modern Western medicine, concentrating on such themes as:
The eighteenth-century foundations of what Foucault called the “birth of the clinic”
The roles of education, technology and theory in laying the foundations of modern medicine during the long eighteenth century
Competing perspectives on the body in Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment culture and medicine
Representations of the body and disability in 18th- and 19th-century medicine, art and literature

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.0010.00
Tutorial101.0010.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Lecture Follow-up: 10 x 3 hours = 30
Tutorial Preparation: 9 x 6 hours = 54
Tutorial follow-up: 9 x 2 hours = 18
Preparation for mid-semester assessment: 1 x 39 hours
Essay Preparation & Writing: 1 x 39 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The mid-semester assessment will be formative as well as summative.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1000 word written task, submitted mid semester25.00
Essay1000 word written task, submitted mid semester25.00
Essay2000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/04/2016

Disclaimer

Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2013