Medical Humanities (MH)

MH 1303  Freshman Academic Seminar: Medicine, Meaning, and the Patient/Physician Relationship  (3)  

Introduces first-year students to the world of academics and the scholarly community through exploration of the major themes intrinsic in the physician/patient relationship. Emphasizes critical inquiry and thinking, research, writing, and problem solving.

MH 1331  Introduction to Medical Humanities  (3)  

Introduction to the interdisciplinary and wide ranging field of medical humanities, its subjects and scope, and the way in which it can expand and enrich the experiences of patients and practitioners

MH 1V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

MH 2301  Christian Spirituality and Health Care  (3)  

An historical framework for Western spiritual traditions, especially the Christian tradition, stressing the relationship between Christian spirituality and healing. (For students interested in Medical Humanities.)

MH 2V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

MH 3300  Visual Arts and Healing  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): For Medical Humanities major/minor students only  

Completion of MH 1331 with a B or better or consent of instructor. An overview of the connections between visual art, healing and health care, the role of imagination and creativity in medicine, including the critical viewing of art, class discussions, experiential learning, and a service-learning project.

MH 3342  Medicine, Missions, and the Gospel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

An overview of the biblical mandate to meet physical and spiritual needs in the context of Christian health care missions.

MH 3V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

MH 4300  History of Medicine  (3)  
Cross-listed as HIS 4300, PHI 4300  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

A review of the origins and development of medicine and medical science from prehistoric times to the present. Consideration will be given to the impact of major diseases on civilization and the emergence of successful measures of control.

MH 4351  Supervised Clinical Medicine  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Departmental approval required  

Supervised weekly clinical service through various medical fields complemented by weekly seminar sessions.

MH 4361  Meaning, Money, and Medicine  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): MH 1331 MH 2301 or consent of instructor  

How personal finance concepts relate to a career in health care against the backdrop of Christian spirituality and values. The course connects "vocational calling" to personal character and discusses spending, debt, giving, paying taxes, and investing.

MH 4372  End-of-Life Care & Bereavement  (3)  

This course critically analyzes how healthcare professionals are involved in the dying experience with patients, families, and communities. Topics include causes of death, trauma, spirituality in grief, complicated bereavement, hospice and palliative care, physician-assisted dying, futile treatment at the end of life, and cross-cultural sensitivities.

MH 4377  Supervised Hospice Care  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): MH 4372; or consent of instructor  

Hands-on hospice experience including shadowing hospice professionals. Must meet hospice employment criteria.

MH 4382  U.S. Health Care System  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Current state of health care in the United States including function, economic impacts, payment systems, ideas for reform, and issues related to patient safety and quality measures

MH 4387  Bench to Bedside: Clinical Trials and Translational Science  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor  

An overview of how basic science is translated into novel therapies with an emphasis on "real world" clinical trials.

MH 4396  Disability and Society  (3)  

Critical reflections on questions of humanity, human well-being, understandings of disability, suffering, and care of those with disabilities, with emphasis on cultural, religious, medical and social perspectives.

MH 4V98  Advanced Topics in Medical Humanities  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor and upper level standing  

Study of advanced topics in Medical Humanities. This course may be repeated once with different topic for a total of 6 hours.

MH 4V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.