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IL901 - The Medical Mind in Literature and Culture

  • Module code: IL901
  • Module name: The Medical Mind in Literature and Culture
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 20, 30, 36

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of the module is to explore and critique past and current models of the mind in medical research and practice, through the medium of science writing, literature, theatre, history and film. It will consider issues relating to mental illness, neurological disorder and trauma memory in the light of these models. The sessions will involve guest speakers, seminar discussion, performance-related activities, and student presentations. Learners will read works by Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Oliver Sacks, Harold Pinter and/or Sarah Kane.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module takes place over 10 two-hour seminar/workshops

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/pgmodules/themedicalmind/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: IL901-20)
A (Assessed work only) Essay/report/review article (3000 words) 75%
  Presentation (15 minutes) 25%
30 CATS (Module code: IL901-30)
A (Assessed work only) Essay/report/review article (4000 words) 65%
  Presentation (15 minutes) 25%
  Annotated bibliography 10%
36 CATS (Module code: IL901-36)
A (Assessed work only) Essay/report/review article (5000 words) 65%
  Presentation (15 minutes) 25%
  Annotated bibliography 10%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 2