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On successful completion of this module students should a) develop writing and communication skills b) develop a critical understanding of medicine and social policy as part of broader changes in British and Irish society c) enhance their skills in essay writing, presenting their work to peers and participation in seminars d) develop critical skills through the assessment of a range of historical and inter-disciplinary approaches within the social history and the history of medicine e) enhance your ability to evaluate a range of primary sources and their potential use to historians.Indicative Module Content:
The content of the module is updated regularly. The main themes covered include:
'Madness in the Eighteenth Century'; 'Bethlem and the Trade in Lunacy'; 'Lunacy Reform and Moral Management c. 1790-1850'; 'The Rise of the Asylum'; 'The Medicalisation of Insanity; Gender and Insanity: Hysteria and Shell-Shock'; 'Criminal Insanity and Psychiatry in the Court-room'; 'Patient Narratives'; 'Themes of Degeneracy and Eugenics'; 'Migration, Ethnicity and Madness'; 'Healing the Mind in the Twentieth Century'; 'Anti-Psychiatry and Care in the Community'.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Assessment of class participation||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: See Handbook||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 3,500-4,000 word research paper||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
Feedback on the continuous assessment will be given in written, oral and automated online form and by appointment in one-to-one meetings. Oral feedback will also be given by peers during activities. Feedback on class presentations will be emailed after each presentation. Feedback on journal submissions will be given to the groups and periodically (3 times) via Brightspace over the trimester. Written and oral feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis in one-to-one meetings with module co-ordinator on preparatory plans and primary and secondary source bibliographies for end-of-semester Research Project Assignments. Feedback on the end-of-semester Research Project Assignment will be given by appointment in one-to-one meetings.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Mon 15:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 09:00 - 10:50|