MHH 201 Introduction to Medical and Health Humanities, 3 credits

This course introduces students to primary concepts and issues within the field of Medical and Health Humanities. Students will look at concepts of health and illness, as viewed from the perspective of the patient, the practitioner, and the public, and through the lens of humanistic study including history, philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature. Students will be exposed to a broad understanding of how different disciplines approach issues in the medical and health fields, including concepts regarding patient autonomy, human dignity, and social justice.