Applications are now open for the summer school ‘The Boundaries of Illness’, July 22-August 9, 2013

Applications are now open for the summer school ‘The Boundaries of Illness‘, King’s College London, July 22-August 9, 2013. For those studying and pursuing careers in medicine, public health, health and social policy and planning, as well as humanities disciplines, this course offers an invaluable insight into medicine from a new perspective – using literature, art, history, film and philosophy to explore concepts of illness, health and disease.

A social moment at a past summer school edition.

A social moment at a past summer school edition.

Introducing students to the medical humanities, this course will allow you to understand the medical humanities as a discipline and how it can be used in relation to healthcare, engage with the philosophical concepts behind health and disease, and develop a foundation understanding of the broad philosophical and cultural forces underpinning psychiatry.
The summer school is taught by researchers based at the Centre for the Humanities & Health who are at the forefront of their field, and King’s expertise in the medical humanities means that this is a subject which is not available at this level anywhere else in the UK. The course will include also visits to the Hunterian museum, the Gordon museum of Pathology, the Freud museum, the Florence Nightingale museum and the Wellcome Collection.

The course starts on July 22nd and runs for three weeks, Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm. You can read more about the course details here, and you can apply here.

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