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On completion of this module students will be able to:
• demonstrate an understanding of modern debates about ancient medicine;
• analyze a range of ancient source material;
• comment critically on modern research on key issues in the subject;
• produce well-argued essays drawing on primary and secondary source material.
Indicative Asynchronous Lectures:
Hippocrates and the Hippocratic Corpus
The Theory of the Four Humours
Religion and Medicine in Classical Greece
Anatomy and the Alexandrians
Medicine and the Hellenistic City
Greek Medicine at Rome
Medicine and the Roman Army
Gender and Theories of the Body
Galen and Galenic Medicine
Weekly online seminars will explore the themes of the lectures through group discussion.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: 1500 word essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Online quizzes||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 1000 word commentary||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Feedback will be sent to students via Brightspace.
|Dr Helen Dixon||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Michael Lloyd||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|