Social History of Irish Healthcare

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social History of Irish Healthcare

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Health Science, History, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module examines aspects of the social history of healthcare in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth
    centuries. Set against the background of social and economic developments in Ireland in the period, the
    module explores the subject through a number of themes. These include health care in institutions, public
    health and sanitation, health care in military conflicts, and health professionals and their patients. It
    discusses the earliest examples of organised healthcare in Ireland, including the first hospitals, lunatic
    asylums, and workhouses. The module also highlights key milestones in the development of modern medical
    science and discusses the development of the health professions. The module is suitable for all students of
    healthcare and is also suitable for students studying in the social sciences and human sciences, including
    students of history, English, social science, and politics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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