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Medical Humanities

Medical humanities lie at the intersection of human experience, medical practice and scientific technology. It refers to the interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary application of the humanities and social sciences to health education and its practice. It provides insight into the human condition, suffering, personhood and our responsibility to each other. It also helps us understand how bioscience and health care take place within cultural and social contexts and how culture interacts with the individual experience of illness and the way medicine is practiced.

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Quick Info

Program Code

15CERT2-MEDH

Duration

1 years

Admission Criteria

Open

Location

Main Campus

Department

English
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Contact

McMicken 248
2700 Campus Way
Cincinnati,OH  45221
Michele Reutter
Email: reuttermm@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-0843

Student Success Factors

Medical humanities lie at the intersection of human experience, medical practice and scientific technology. It refers to the interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary application of the humanities and social sciences to health education and its practice. It provides insight into the human condition, suffering, personhood and our responsibility to each other. It also helps us understand how bioscience and health care take place within cultural and social contexts and how culture interacts with the individual experience of illness and the way medicine is practiced.

Career Possibilities

A certificate in medical humanities and bioethics gives an edge for students interested in any aspect of the health care industry.In today's rapidly accelerating world of scientific, technological, cultural and political transformations, the health care industry faces challenges that transcend traditional academic disciplines. The demand for professionals who can synthesize the ethical, social and practical aspects of health care continues to grow. In our world, where advances in science and technology often outpace our ability to understand and cope with new concepts and situations, the need for deep grounding in medical humanities is particularly acute for new professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Curriculum

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Medical Humanities Certificate

Predominant Program

    Required Courses
    • ENGL3090, Literature and Medicine, SE, HU, 3
    • ANTH2079, Medical Anthropology, DC, SS, 3
    Groupings:
    Core Course
    • HLTH3099, Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Health Care, 3
    • NBSN3099, Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Health Care, 3
    • SOC3090, Sociology of Health and Illness, SE, 3
    Electives
    • ANTH6055, Evolutionary Medicine and Health, 4
    • CLAS3031, History of Medicine , DC, HU, 3
    • HIST3049, Women and Health in America, SE, HP, 3
    • HIST3066, National Socialism and the Holocaust, SE, HP, 3
    • HIST4015, The History of Sexuality in America, 3
    • HIST4089, Drugs in the Americas and in Global Perspective , 3
    • RELG3019, Suffering and Death, DC, HU, 3
    • SOC2035, Sociology of Reproduction, SE, 3
    • SOC2073, Drugs and Society, SE, SS, 3
    • SOC3040, Sociology of Death and Dying, SE, 3
    • WGS2010, Human Sexuality, DC, SS, 3
    • WGS2065, Women and Aging, DC, SS, 3
    • WGS3000, Comparative Perspectives on 20th Century Women's Reproductive Lives, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form. 

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate. 

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.