Inclusive approaches to the medical humanities
Participate in the first CIVIS European Summer School on Medical Humanities, a strong beginning towards a quality-for-care centred medicine.← Back to courses
- CIVIS focus area
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Medicine and Health
- Social Science and humanities
- CIVIS Hub 3
- Course dates
- 25-28 May 2022
One of the major concerns in modern medicine is the dichotomy between the scientific dimension of medicine and the art of practising it at the patient’s bedside. Students, as well as healthcare professionals, focus mainly on the scientific part of medicine and are less attuned perhaps to understanding the diversity of dimensions involved. To alleviate this imbalance, we consider that recognition of the medical and health humanities is mandatory, and, although this is not a new discipline, the humanities in medicine are far from being completely accepted worldwide.
Keeping in mind the CIVIS mission, our initiative highlights the main goals which encompass inclusiveness and union by bringing into awareness the medical and health humanities and their major objectives across all universities. Our long-term goals are conceptual (focus on enhancing the doctor-patient relationship and peer-to-peer interaction and diminishing the burnout syndrome among medical students and medical caregivers by deepening the understanding of the current most challenging problems), and academic (the possibility of developing a multidisciplinary learning pathway – multiple and joint degrees –) in the future.
Main topics addressed
- Stigma in pandemics. Historical point of view (past-present-future)
- Stigma in pandemics. Stigma in pandemics (past-present-future)
- Accessing bio-medical information resources and communicating in a healthcare setting
- Narrative medicine
- Current ethical challenges of biomedical research/genome editing
- Metacognition in medical practice and education
- Awareness of the major objectives on medical humanities across all universities
- Conceptual (focus on enhancing the doctor-patient relationship and peer-to-peer interaction and diminish the burnout syndrome among medical students and medical caregivers by deepening the understanding of the current most challenging problems), and
- Academic (the possibility of developing a multidisciplinary learning pathway – multiple and joint degrees –) in the future.
|Dates: 25-28 May 2022
Medical School, Athens, Greece
|Host University: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
|Contact point: email@example.com
|Contact hours: 30
*The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university.
This CIVIS course is a blended-learning programme that consists of four days of classes (9:00-16:00 & 18:00-21:00) that will take place in the Medical School of Athens - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from 25-28 May 2022.
This CIVIS course is open to Bachelor's, Master and PhD students at one of CIVIS member universities.
A B2 level of English is recommended.
Applicants should their CV and a written essay in English (max. 2000 words) titled "How are the Medical Humanities Important for 21st Century Medicine?" to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is 15 March.
Selected students will be notified at the beginning of April.
A questionnaire will be provided to each student on the last day of summer school.