Social History of Irish Healthcare
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Health Science, History, Irish Culture, Political Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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