We believe that participation in the Medical Humanities Certificate Program will provide a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary medical humanities than would be available once a student enters a professional school in medicine, nursing, health related professions, law, business, or other areas. We also believe that exposure to interdisciplinary medical humanities will broaden students’ intellectual vision, increase their depth of understanding, and give them a framework for thinking that will enrich their professional education.
In addition to the necessary coursework, certificate students will have the opportunity and be encouraged to attend interesting lectures at the IMH and throughout the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Health Professions. Students will also be encouraged to consult with IMH faculty to help design their program to meet their individual and specific needs.
The Medical Humanities Certificate Program can be earned by completing 11 semester credit hours, which include 5 hours in required courses and 6 hours in electives. Credits cannot be transferred from other schools, and courses cannot be waived. All courses are residential.
The two required courses are MEHU 6496-Introductory Overview of Medical Humanities, offered specifically for and limited to certificate students, and MEHU 6101-Ethics of Scientific Research.
Elective courses are:
- MEHU 6375-Humanism and the Humanities (Fall only; 3 cr.)
- MEHU 6379-Death & Dying Law and Ethics (Fall only; 3 cr.)
- MEHU 6381-Ritual Bodies, Social Rites (Fall only; 3 cr.)
- MEHU 6382- Psychoanalysis, Consciousness, and Neuroethics (Fall only; 3 cr.)
- MEHU 6396-Medical Humanities Podcasts (Fall only; 3 cr.)
These elective courses are available only in the Fall 2019 semester. Each student is expected to complete the requirements of each course taken. Most courses require a substantial research paper. All classes will be offered at the IMH in Galveston.