Dec 09, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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IHS 2215 - Medical Humanities: Global Health and Literature


The principal aims of the course are: (1) to equip students with concepts and language they can use to analyze literature and write in various forms about global health issues 2) analyze literary works and journal articles to understand global concepts of health, disease, suffering and how views of health vary by geographical regions 3) formulate personal attitudes and values relative to selected authors’ presentation of the theme and articulate and defend these attitudes through writing. The literature and lecture, discussions and reflections illustrate the experiences and personal meaning and the cultural and political experience of health, disease, pain, and suffering from the perspective of the author

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to compare different writers approaches to global health topics.
  • Students will be able to describe “narrative”, including its scope and limitations, related to ethical issues and cultural differences in health and healthcare.
  • Students will be able to examine how different forms of literature structure gives meanings to crucial life questions about health.
  • Students will be able to describe four orientations of the medical literary curriculum: practitioner and patient; practitioner and self; practitioner and colleagues; practitioner and society.
  • Students will be able to explain the relationship between migration and health.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of gender in health and access to healthcare globally.
  • Students will be able to describe four orientations of the medical literary curriculum: practitioner and patient; practitioner and self; practitioner and colleagues; practitioner and society.
  • Students will be able to describe how literature influences beliefs and perceptions of global health issues



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