Social Studies of Medicine (SSMD)

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Social Studies of Medicine (SSMD)

Location

Location

  • Department of Social Studies of Medicine
  • 3647 Peel Street, 2nd floor
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6033
  • Fax: 514-398-1498
  • Email: ssom [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/ssom

About Social Studies of Medicine

About Social Studies of Medicine

The Minor Concentration in Social Studies of Medicine is an interdisciplinary concentration of courses designed to address the needs of (1) undergraduates preparing for one of the health professions, and (2) social sciences and humanities undergraduates who wish to gain a broader interdisciplinary understanding of medicine and health issues.

The Minor Concentration in Social Studies of Medicine presents medicine as a complex network of institutions, cultures and political relations embedded in the institutions, cultures and political relations of the larger society. Courses are divided into three groups: History of Medicine, Anthropology of Medicine, and Sociology of Medicine.

The Minor consists of 18 credits. Students are required to take six credits from each of the three groups.

Note: No overlap is permitted with courses counting towards the student's Major Concentration.

Social Studies of Medicine (SSMD) Faculty

Social Studies of Medicine (SSMD) Faculty

Chair
Alberto Cambrosio
Emeritus Professor
Margaret Lock; B.Sc.(Leeds), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.) (Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies in Medicine)
Professors
Alberto Cambrosio; M.Env.(Sher.), Ph.D.(Montr.)
Thomas Schlich; M.D.(Marburg), Ph.D.(Freiburg) (Canada Research Chair in History of Medicine)
Andrea Tone; B.A.(Qu.), M.A., Ph.D.(Emory) (Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine)
George Weisz; M.A., Ph.D.(SUNY), Dr. 3rd Cy.(Paris) (Cotton-Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine)
Allan Young; M.A.(Wash.), B.A., Ph.D.(Penn.) (Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies in Medicine)
Associate Professor
Faith Wallis; M.A., M.L.S.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Assistant Professor
Tobias Rees; M.A.(Tübingen), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Assistant Professors (Primary Appointment: Biomedical Ethics Unit)
Jennifer Fishman; M.A.(Calif., Irvine), Ph.D.(Calif.)
Jonathan Kimmelman; M.A., Ph.D.(Yale)
Nicholas King; M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Adjunct Professor
Cornelius Borck; M.A., M.D.(Free Univ., Berlin), Ph.D.(Lond.)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Social Studies of Medicine (18 credits)

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits of complementary courses; 6 credits chosen from each of the following groups:

History of Medicine

Anthropology of Medicine

Sociology of Medicine

History of Medicine

6 credits from:

HIST 249 (3) Health and the Healer in Western History
HIST 319 (3) The Scientific Revolution
HIST 330 (3) Science in the Medieval West
HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 356 (3) Medicine in the Medieval West
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 449 (3) Medicine in the Ancient World
HIST 452 (3) Medicine in Europe 1500-1700
HIST 457 (3) Topics in Medical History
HIST 458 (3) Modern Medicine: Seminar
HIST 459 (3) Modern Medicine: Research
HIST 466 (3) Seminar: Medieval Medicine
HIST 496 (3) Research: Medieval Medicine
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Anthropology of Medicine

6 credits from:

ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology
ANTH 302 (3) New Horizons in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 314 (3) Psychological Anthropology 01
ANTH 407 (3) Anthropology of the Body
ANTH 438 (3) Topics in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 439 (3) Theories of Development
ANTH 443 (3) Medical Anthropological Theory
ANTH 480 (3) Special Topic 5
ANTH 481 (3) Special Topic 6
ANTH 482 (3) Special Topic 7
ANTH 483 (3) Special Topic 8
ANTH 484 (3) Special Topic 9
ANTH 485 (3) Special Topic 10

Sociology of Medicine

6 credits from:

SOCI 225 (3) Medicine and Health in Modern Society
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 310 (3) Sociology of Mental Disorder
SOCI 338 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Knowledge
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health
SOCI 425 (3) Sociology of the Body
SOCI 508 (3) Medical Sociology and Social Psychiatry
SOCI 515 (3) Medicine and Society
SOCI 525 (3) Health Care Systems in Comparative Perspective
SOCI 538 (3) Selected Topics in Sociology of Biomedical Knowledge
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