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The Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) Office works to support Indigenous students in their academic achievements. It offers an Indigenous Health Elective (IHE), the objective of which is to provide students with knowledge and skills related to health care practice and policy from within Indigenous contexts. The IHE is open to both undergraduate HTH SCI 3AH3 and graduate students, GLB HTH 715, and as a horizontal elective. Please click on the above links for more information.
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The McMaster Museum of Art runs the Art of Seeing visual literacy program for Residents of McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine, with the aim of nourishing the development of empathetic and reflective doctors who are better able to engage with their patients in more comprehensive ways. For more information please contact Dr. Joyce Zazulak, Lawrence Grierson, or Nicole Knibb.
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Dr. Hartley Jafine facilitates applied drama and arts based courses within the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program and Arts & Sciences program at McMaster University. The work includes undergraduate health science education, professional health science training programs and clinical environments.
Below is a selection of Dr. Jafine’s talks and interviews that highlight his work within the medical/health humanities:
For more information, please visit Dr. Jafine’s page or the university’s course calendar.
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The interdisciplinary teaching and research conducted by the Centre for Peace Studies focuses on peace through health, human rights, peace education, and peace activism and advocacy. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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Courses in the Department of Anthropology emphasize many perspectives which relate to the medical humanities. These include cultural perspectives (the cultivation of well-being, biomedical and scientific knowledges), historical perspectives (the evolution and emergence of infectious diseases, past epidemics, medicinal plants, bioarcheology), and biocultural perspectives (studies of nutrition and obesity, health inequalities, syndemics, ethnicity and health). The department also offers a graduate program with a concentration in Culture, Health, and Disease. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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The Department of Classics offers CLASSICS 2MT3: Ancient Roots – Medical Terminology. This is an open course with no prerequisites that presents the Greek and Latin roots of and predictable combination patterns of contemporary medical terminology. Please consult the university’s course calendar for the class schedule. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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Research in the Department of Health, Aging and Society takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine a wide range of issues and topics related to the fields of health studies and social gerontology. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
Dr. Amanda Grenier: social and cultural constructs of aging, social constructs of frailty and the fourth age, inequality in later life; the fit between policy frameworks and lived experiences of late life
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The Department of History offers a broad range of courses with themes related to the medical humanities, including social histories of diseases, women’s history, Canadian sport history, and others. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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A key specialization in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is biomechanics, with an emphasis on the mechanics of biological tissues and muscles, the circulatory and respiratory systems, movement and skeletal biomechanics, and experimental and numerical modeling techniques. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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The Department of Religious Studies offers courses with an emphasis on Asian and Western religious traditions, Biblical studies, religion and culture, and religion, philosophy, and politics. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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The Department of Sociology focuses on six research areas: social inequality; gender, sexuality, and family; work; social psychology; race, ethnicity, and immigration; and politics, social movements, and policy. Individual courses focus on areas such as family, gender, health and health care, occupations, and sexualities. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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The Indigenous Studies Program offers a number of courses that relate to the medical humanities, including courses on traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge, spirituality, Indigenous medicine, and Haudenosaunee health, diet, and traditional botany. For more information and prerequisites please refer to the Program’s website or the university’s course calendar. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
For detailed information on courses, prerequisites and more, please visit the Program’s website or contact the Student Counselor, Josh Dockstator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A global health program offered by McMaster University designed to provide undergraduate students with an integrated linguistic, cultural, and public health experience in the Islamic African country of Morocco.
In the urban component (3 weeks), students learn the social determinants of health, the array of social factors that affect women’s reproductive health and infant health:
In the rural component (1 week), students have a hands-on fieldwork experience that focuses on community health, the challenges of providing maternal and infant health care outside the state support structure, and the environmental determinants of health.
The program leader, Dr. Ellen Amster, is the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine and associate professor in the Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of History, and has fifteen years of medical fieldwork experience in Morocco. She is the author of Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877–1956, from University of Texas Press (2013).
For more information, visit the program website.To apply, please contact Dr. Amster.
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The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a Master of Public Health program in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics to graduate public health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to fully contribute to Canada’s public health system and broader health social systems. For more information on the MPH program please click here.
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Divinity College is an independent, interdenominational Christian seminary affiliated with McMaster University and the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. It offers the following programs of study: Ph.D. (Christian Theology), M.A. (Christian Studies), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), Graduate Diploma in Ministry, and Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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Under the direction of Dr. Jim Dunn, the McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments (MIHE) takes a pluralistic view of the environments that can shape human health, and specializes in research that can facilitate action for healthier environments. Its work is based on strong and deep partnerships with communities, informal and formal organizations, and with government at all levels. It takes a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary approach to all areas of health and environments research, with a special focus on built environments and health, healthier environments for children, water and health, and environmental equity.
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The School of Geography & Earth Sciences offers courses on human geographies (including social, cultural, urban, and economic geography), as well as environmental science courses on sustainability and the effects of human activity upon climate and the hydrologic cycle. Faculty whose research and teaching interests relate to the medical humanities include:
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