Med 440 Self-Directed Elective
Health Humanities - ELECTIVE DESCRIPTION
Do you want to?
- Explore an area of medicine deeply working with a health humanities preceptor using humanities tools?
- Learn about patient-centred perception using narrative analysis?
- Develop the skills to create films or digital narratives to explore indigenous experience?
- Understand how to use theatre to benefit the relationship between family physician and specialist?
- Do you wonder how you can link patient values with what you have learned from a randomized controlled trial?
- Perform publishable research into an area like those above? Note that this a research option requires more lead time to receive Ethics approval.
These are just some skills and knowledge you can acquire in the Med 440 health humanities elective.
TYPE OF ELECTIVE:
- ☐ 30 hour clinical experience
- ☒ 30 hour directed study
- ☐ 60 hour research
DURATION: 30 hours (Block 1 (Aug 8 – Oct10), Block 2 (Oct 17 – Dec12)
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: Two in each block
ELECTIVE REQUEST PROCESS:
- ☒ Students can find their own preceptor
- ☒ Students may contact the department contact listed below
CONTACT: We are keen to help students find the best preceptor to match their interest
- Tom Rosenal MD
- Site: HSC
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 403-681-1248
Examples of Past Electives
- Weathering the Storm: How Narrative Medicine Can Preserve Empathy in Medical Students
- An Exploration of Vogue’s Narrative: Themes and the Body Mass Index of Cover Models as they Relate to Patient Reality
- Photos and essays highlighting how the social determinants influence health in Nepal
- LGBTQ Curriculum at the University of Calgary Medical School
- Cyberbullying Physicians and the Impact on Empathy
- What does the use of HeLa cells as described in Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tell us about the ethics of molecular biology?
- An auto-ethnographic investigation of the medical students’ disease
- Physician discomfort with discussing religion and spirituality: What do patients want?