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What is the Certificate in Health and Medical Humanities?
To meet the demand for additional breadth in health education, Campion College and the University of Regina are offering a new certificate program in Health and Medical Humanities. The program is geared toward students and health care professionals already working in the field.
This unique and pioneering certificate program provides an exploration of the Health and Medical Humanities, an interdisciplinary field that examines the inter-relationships between medicine, health, society, and culture across a range of times and places. How human societies in the past and present construct and engage with health, wellness, illness, medicine, healing, and the body forms the focus of the certificate, drawing from knowledge of social, cultural, and human perspectives.
For those working, or planning careers, in the health professions, the certificate provides the opportunity to frame their professional contexts within the theoretical and applied considerations of the health and medical humanities.
Comprising 15 credits of course work, the certificate can be completed in two academic semesters.
“There continues to be a need among health professionals, and students in the health fields, to better understand the historical, cultural, and social factors relating to working in health contexts. This certificate is geared to help students and professionals gain insight into the role of the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences in understanding the complexities of health in professional settings, in scholarship, and in their own experiences as potential patients,” says Christian Riegel, Professor of Health Humanities at Campion College at the University of Regina. “Additionally, the certificate provides grounding for students in any discipline in the theoretical and applied aspects of the health and medical humanities as an academic subject in its own right. The flexible delivery of the program allows enrollment from across the country, and indeed anywhere in the world.”
Who is this certificate for?
Students in the humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Classics, Religious Studies, etc.), social sciences, pre-professional studies, nursing, creative arts, the natural and health sciences, and health care professionals of all kinds. In other words, if it interests you, try it out!
The certificate program is delivered flexibly with all core courses, and many electives, offered fully online.
* Hum 270 and 370 can be taken concurrently and in any order.
Core Courses (required)
You must take all three of the classes listed below, for a total of 9 credit hours.
- HUM 170: Introduction to Health and Medical Humanities
- HUM 270: Foundations of the Health and Medical Humanities
- HUM 370: Health and Medical Humanities in Application
Select 2 of the courses listed below for a total of 6 credit hours.
- ENGL 386AL: Health, Trauma, and Loss in Literature
- ANTH 242AC: Anthropology of Death
- CLAS 120: Latin and Greek in Scientific Terminology
- HIST 271: Health, Disease and the Body: The History of Medicine in Western Culture
- PHIL 273: Biomedical Ethics
- RLST 290AM: Death & Dying
- Psyc 383: Health Psychology
- Psyc 388AF: Psychology of Evil
- RLST 290BB: Religion, Spirituality and Health: Beliefs, Practices, Impacts and Implications
- SOC 222: Sociology and Health
- WGST 202: Women and Reproductive Technologies: Ancient and Modern