University of East Anglia, UK introduces MA in Medical and Health Humanities

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New Delhi, Updated on May 26, 2023 15:42 IST

This one-year Masters programme for culturally competent healthcare professionals aims to bridge the gap between Medicine and Humanities

University of East Anglia has announced MA in Medical and Health Humanities, a new post-graduate programme under the aegis of the Norwich Medical School. This programme is aimed at bridging the gap between medicine, health sciences, and the humanities, offering a unique and holistic approach to understanding health and healthcare from diverse cultural perspectives.

The Masters in Medical and Health Humanities course will offer creative and practice-based learning while exploring health as a holistic and culturally embedded experience. It is designed for students with a background in Humanities, Social Science, Medicine, and Professional Health related subject fields who are keen to explore the relationship between medicine, health, and society through a humanistic lens. It will challenge students to think critically and philosophically about what it means to be a healthcare professional in contemporary times.

This programme will also offer students to have the opportunity to engage in critical discussions, interdisciplinary research, and experiential learning, allowing them to develop a well-rounded understanding of healthcare from multiple perspectives. The unique aspect of this curriculum is that it offers a platform for students to engage in cross-cultural dialogues, explore diverse healthcare systems, and understand the cultural nuances of healthcare in different countries. This will enable students to develop a global perspective on healthcare and become culturally competent healthcare practitioners, capable of navigating the complexities of healthcare in diverse settings.

Speaking on the occasion of the addition of a new programme, Dr Harriet Cooper, Lecturer in Medical Education (Sociology, Medical and Health Humanities), MB BS Sociology Theme Lead, Year 3 Reflective Practice Lead, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia said, “The Masters in Medical and Heath Humanities is a result of our endeavour to constantly evolve and offer education that addresses the need of contemporary times and the future world. This is a pioneering programme aims to offer a fresh perspective on healthcare, incorporating diverse cultural, ethical, and philosophical perspectives. It will give a comprehensive understanding of the human dimensions of health and healthcare, and prepare students to be compassionate, culturally competent healthcare professionals in a globalized world."

The annual intake of the programme is September in each of the years. Additionally, the university is offering a full scholarship of £19,800 to the students.

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