2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Health Humanities & Ethics (HEHE)

HEHE 5000 -  Foundations of Health Humanities  (3 Credits)  

This course explores the relationships among health, medicine, and society as well as the representations of illness, suffering, disability, and death through the lens of literature, the arts and philosophy, paying particular attention to power relationships and categories of difference.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

HEHE 5100 -  Foundations of Health Care Ethics  (3 Credits)  

This course provides learners with an opportunity to explore the foundations of health care ethics. The material will cover several different ethical frameworks, with an eye to application to practical problems of health care and population health.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Spring.

HEHE 5250 -  Topics in Media, Medicine and Society  (3 Credits)  

This interdisciplinary course will explore the interconnections and intersections between medicine and media, investigating a significant collaborative enterprise that characterizes American culture.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HEHE 5350 -  Narrative Principles and Practices in Healthcare  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the intellectual and clinical discipline of narrative work in healthcare. Students will explore the theoretical foundations of narrative in healthcare and participate in structured workshops to improve close reading of texts and writing skills. Requisite: 008754

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HEHE 5450 -  Addressing Health Stigma in Social Contexts  (3 Credits)  

This interdisciplinary course will equip students with the tools needed to understand health stigma, to construct an explanation as to why it is so common and to explain what, if anything, should be done to address such stigma. Requisite: 008754

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HEHE 5550 -  Independent Study in Health Humanities & Health Ethics  (1-3 Credits)  

This independent study will permit students to pursue specialized topics and/or previously studied topics in health humanities and health ethics in greater depth and with more flexible scheduling. Requisite: 008754

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 3.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HEHE 5650 -  Ethics, Medicine & the Holocaust: Legacies  (3 Credits)  

German health professionals – especially physicians, but also nurses, dentists, pharmacists, midwives and public health practitioners – developed and led some of the most heinous activities of the Third Reich. Why? And what are the legacies of this history for medicine and society today?

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

HEHE 5655 -  Introduction to Public Health Ethics  (3 Credits)  

This course provides learners with an introduction to public health ethics. The material explores differences between public health ethics & health care ethics, important frameworks used in public health ethical analysis, and significant practice in analyzing public health ethics cases.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

HEHE 5750 -  Pain, Its Paradoxes & the Human Condition  (3 Credits)  

This course explores the lived experiences of pain, its paradoxes, and the extent to which it is a key feature of the human condition. Analyses will be drawn from history, religious studies, philosophy, literature, poetry, public health, medicine, and law.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

HEHE 5850 -  Clinical Ethics  (3 Credits)  

The course will introduce students to the theory, methods, history and application of clinical ethics through a broad overview of relevant theory and literature and through deep discussion of notable cases in the history of clinical ethics. Prereq: HEHE 5100

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.