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Zayapragassarazan Zayabalaradjane - 01/10/2018 15:35:20
   
Suggestions Invited for starting a Department of Medical Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dear all,
I am working in a tertiary care teaching hospital in India which is basically following disciplined based curriculum for MBBS programme. Recently our institution has taken bold steps to reform the undergraduate curriculum by introducing a foundation course, integration of basic sciences, clinical presentations, early clinical exposure and formative assessment. I would like to take this opportunity to start a Department of Medical Humanities. I would like to request the members of this forum to throw some light / workable ideas on this.
Thanks and regards,
Dr. Z. Zayapragassarazan

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Jeni Harden - 02/10/2018 12:41:51
   
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Thanks for your message. Great to see that there are plans to start a new department. There are a lot of factors to consider but I think one of the most important would be around
a) Generating interest and support from leadership and from faculty
b) Having a clear set of goals for the department in terms of what you might teach; how and where this will be integrated; and how it will form part of assessment.

We discuss this in relation to social and behavioural science in our Webinar (May 2018) so you may want to have a look at that.

Always happy to discuss more directly as well if you want to contact me - [email protected]

https://www.mededworld.org/Webinars/Webinar-Items/AMEE-MEW-Webinar-141-Top-Tips-for-Teaching-Social.aspx

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Zayapragassarazan Zayabalaradjane - 07/10/2018 05:04:19
   
RE:Suggestions Invited for starting a Department of Medical Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Thanks for your response.
I would like to know the activities of the Medical Humanities department being carried out in medical colleges across the globe at undergraduate level.
This will help me to generate interest in the subject and convince my fellow faculty and administrators to support me in this endeavour.
I also believe medical humanities can be brought under medical education department also.
Thanks and regards,

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Jeni Harden - 08/10/2018 08:30:53
   
RE:Suggestions Invited for starting a Department of Medical Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences
If it is Medical Humanities specifically then a good place to start may be contacting the editors and authors in the theme on MH in MedEdWorld.
If you are interested in social science then you could have a look at our website [url=http://www.besst.info ]BeSST website[/url]
You will see the UK core curricula documents for Sociology and Psychology.
Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss further.

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Sateesh Babu Arja - 02/03/2019 19:53:29
   
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I am Sateesh Arja working at Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao.

We are also in the process of developing the Humanities module in our curriculum. Recently I attended one webinar on Humanities. It gave me plenty of ideas to develop the humanities module with a lot of activities including online journal writing poems, experiences and reflections.
Art Museums
History
Digital storytelling
Role-play
Artwork/ceramics
Cinema education
Singing/Music

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Jeni Harden - 04/03/2019 09:41:50
   
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Thanks Sateesh. It would be interesting to know how your students respond to this and how you feel the humanities teaching relates to social science topics.

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Sateesh Babu Arja - 04/03/2019 12:38:08
   
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Thank you Harden. We are still in the process of developing the curriculum. We are trying to develop 15 sessions and each session of two hours. Each session we are writing with clear learning objectives and goals. We will implement starting from May 2019, and then definitely I will let you know the students’ response.

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Jeni Harden - 04/03/2019 12:48:24
   
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Great - let us know how you get on.
jeni

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Zayapragassarazan Zayabalaradjane - 22/04/2019 06:08:33
   
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Nice to hear your plan.
Looking forward to know your progress.
All the best

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