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From Kafka to Casualty: doctors and medicine in popular culture and the arts— a special studies module


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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