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Teaching Medical History

In 2008 the History Subject Centre commissioned a scoping survey of the teaching and assessment of History of Medicine modules in Higher Education Institutions. This report summarises the findings of this survey outlining the extent to which medical history has become established within undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the arts social sciences sciences and medicine. Through a qualitative analysis of modules offered to history students and medical students the report explores whether the teaching and assessment of such modules reflects the heterogeneous character of its student cohort and analyses whether the interdisciplinary character of medical history fosters innovative teaching practice. Pointing to the ways in which research funding trends have shaped the course of medical history teaching the report asks whether we should reflect more on our objectives for teaching the history of medicine to humanities and history students.

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