Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Psychiatry has been fundamental to our understanding of a wide range of modern concepts from identity and
responsibility through to illness and agency. This module will provide a broad overview of the discipline of
psychiatry from the beginning of state-regulated asylums through to the advent of care in the community. Using
a mixture of secondary sources and a selection of primary texts, we will examine how the diagnosis and
treatment of madness has been shaped through the rich interaction of social, scientific, economic and cultural
Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
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