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From Kafka to Casualty: doctors and medicine in popular culture and the arts— a special studies module
  1. Brian Glasser
  1. Royal Free & University College Medical School, London


    This paper describes and reflects on the content and teaching methods of a two-week medical humanities special studies module (SSM) taken by third-year students at the Royal Free & University College Medical School. It aims to add to the common pool of knowledge, and will be of use to people who are considering setting up something similar.

    • Undergraduate medical humanities education
    • professional identity
    • popular culture
    • the arts
    • film
    • theatre

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    • Contributing authors: Michael Clark, Trisha Greenhalgh, Christine Harmar-Brown, Joan Leach, Michael Modell, John Salinsky

    • Brian Glasser, BA (Hons), MSc, is Honorary Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Humanities, Department of Primary Care & Population Sciences, Royal Free & University College Medical School, London. Dr Michael Clark, Medical Film & Video Library, Wellcome Trust; Christine Harmar-Brown, freelance writer and tutor; Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Royal Free & University College Medical School; Dr Joan Leach, Imperial College; Professor Michael Modell, Royal Free & University College Medical School, and Dr John Salinsky, General Practitioner and GP course organiser.