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MSc Health History

 

The course examines the history of health, medicine and healthcare in societies and their relevance to contemporary issues with a broad comparative perspective. Topics include nursing, nutrition, welfare, drugs, politics, occupational health and education.The Health History programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.

This is a joint programme from GCU, the University of Strathclyde and The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 1 year (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £14,650 (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Key facts

The MSc in Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they’ve changed so rapidly. It examines a variety of issues such as the:

  • development of psychiatry since its birth in the 19th century
  • rise of regulation for drugs and medicines
  • impact of warfare on medical technologies
  • challenges faced by those seeking to transform the health of British children
  • changes and continuities in health and healtcare in Britain since 1800
  • effects of work and workplaces on individual and environmental health
  • intersection of rece, ethnicity and health in America
  • concepts of and treatments for mental health in modern societies
  • intersection of gender, sexuality and health since 1800

The degree is suitable for those from humanities, social science and health science backgrounds as well as those who have worked in the health professions.

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Course Contents

  • Wellcome Trust
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Economic & Social Research Council
  • Advanced Oral History
  • Health & Healthcare in the Long 19th Century
  • Pharmaceuticals, Ethics & Health, 1800 to 1980

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