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FAMP1642 Literature and Medicine: Examining Issues in Primary Care

2 Credits | Concurrent Elective

Elective Director: Dr. Ruth Hart
Contact: [email protected]
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Number of Students: 999
Periods Offered: Concurrent

Elective Description

This elective will examine health issues in primary care, using the perspectives afforded by literature, film and theater. Hands-on literature and drama experiences will be part of the elective with attendance expected at live theater performances and at a local author lecture series. Topics to be included are: professionalism, resource allocation, physician-patient communication, quality of life, cultural diversity and research ethics. Class participation and discussion are the basis for assessment. The class meets late August to early December on Wednesday evenings, 6-9 pm, with occasional events on other weekday evenings. Cost for performances: $35.00 total.